With a canal boat holiday, it’s all about the journey and not the destination. So whatever your interests, you can cruise this southern stretch of the Grand Union canal and explore a variety of days out that the Chiltern Hills has to offer. With historic towns, family attractions, exquisite countryside, and traditional pubs galore, this canal boat holiday really does have something for everyone!

Our cruising route starts at the marina in Winkwell, Hertfordshire, which is conveniently located just a few miles from the M25 and the M1. From the marina, you'll travel north on the Grand Union canal. How far you travel during your narrowboat holiday will depend on how much time you wish to spend cruising each day and the length of your stay. We'll provide you with some suggested routes and times before you set off on your own, but if there are specific things you want to do during your trip, let us know and we'll help you get it planned so you don't have to miss out on anything.


Check out interactive map below to see the cruising route and points of interest.

More about Narrowboat Holidays

  • Ready to explore? Take a look inside our hire boat to see how you could be cruising this route in luxury.
  • Want some more inspiration about what to do on your narrowboat holiday? Take as look at our Things To Do page for more information about holiday activities and places to visit!
  • Find out about what a boating holiday involved on our About Boating page

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