Suggested Downstream Routes

Two nights - Oundle to Fotheringhay/Wadenhoe and return

A two night mini break exploring the historic village of Fotheringhay and passing through some of the beautiful scenery of the Nene Valley.  20 miles, 11 locks , approx 10/12 hours cruising. 

Three nights - Oundle to Wansford/Alwalton and return.

A weekend getaway with beautiful scenery and the opportunity to visit some fine country pubs. 25/40 miles 18 locks, approximately 15/18 hours cruising.

Four Nights Oundle to Peterborough and return

A midweek short break with plenty to see and do along the way. 44 miles 24 locks, approximatly 22 hours cruising.

Seven nights Oundle to Dog in Doublet lock and return

A leisurely weeks holiday visiting Peterborough and the sea lock beyond the city. 60 miles, 24 locks approximately 26 hours cruising.

Seven nights Oundle to March via Middle Level Navigation and return

A longer cruise for those who like to keep on the move. 86 miles 26 locks, approximately 35 hours cruising.

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Suggested Upstream Routes

Three nights Oundle to Woodford/Stanwick Lakes and return


Flexible weekend cruise with a good choice of overnight moorings. 30 miles, 16 locks approximately 12-15 hours cruising.


Four nights - Oundle to Ditchford and return.

Gently paced midweek excursion. 40 miles, 22 locks approximately 20 hours cruising.

Seven nights Oundle to Northampton and return.

Cruise the upper Nene to the start of its navigation in historic Northampton. 68 miles 50 locks approximately 32 hours cruising.

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