Locks on the flight at Napton

Feeling the itch – want to get afloat?
No problem-we’re here to help.

If you haven’t had a canal holiday before please then don’t delay, you will likely experience one of your best holidays ever.  What better place is there to start your holiday than from ‘The Old Barn’, ideally situated on the Oxford Canal.   We will take time to introduce you to the boats, advise on routes, mooring places and pubs along the way. You will be accompanied as you set off to ensure that you are comfortable with handling the boat and we will see you through your first lock and through a narrow cut.  We want you to really enjoy your holiday with us and you will be more likely to do that if you are confident about coping on the canal.

We are always pleased to show prospective customers our narrow boat – we feel that it sells itself! If you would like to come and see one of our boats please give us a ring before you visit so that we can advise when it might be available. During the season you may need to visit on Saturday, late morning.

Planning the trip is all part of the fun. On this web site we give some ideas of recommended routes and our brochure also contains this information. The boats all have some maps and guides on board to help you to plan your journey and we will supply a map of the Oxford Canal on booking. If you are new to the canals, plan an easy route, ensuring that you leave plenty of time so that you can relax and enjoy cruising at a sedate4 miles per hour rather than worrying about meeting deadlines!

If you would like some information on how to navigate the boat and operation of the locks please either download a pdf copy of “Boaters Handbook“, or have a look at the video of the guide on the Waterscape website: http://www.waterscape.com/watch

If you have any other queries please contact us, either by phone, call Colin on 07833 190115 (mobile) or 01295 816025 or by email, info@twyfordwharfnarrowboats.co.uk