Canalboat passing under bridge on Napton Canal

Bridge 118 Oxford Canal courtesy of Keith Owens

There is a lot of beauty and history alongside our canals. Southam is perfectly situated for exploring the Warwickshire Canal Ring as well as the Grand Union and Oxford canals.

The stunning waterways take you through pretty local villages to the heart of famous cities such as Rugby, Oxford and Coventry, through historic sites such as civil war battlefields and past stately homes, castles and follies.

The area is home to an abundance of marinas offering narrowboat hire, holidays and training courses as well as permanent moorings, chandlery, repairs and a thriving boatbuilding industry.