We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.


The canal at Braunston, where the Grand Union and Oxford Canals meet, is the busiest anywhere on the British canal network. Despite its splendid rural setting, there is a wealth of amenities available here both at Braunston Marina and at the pretty village of Braunston two minutes away on the hill above the junction. A great place to spot narrowboats and stretch your legs!

General information

Address: The Wharf, Braunston, Daventry, NN11 7JQ

Visit time: 1hr

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is a small car park

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking


Look out for the 'Stop House' - it's the old building that was used to collect tolls from passing freight boats. The Stop House is home to our welcome station at Braunston - a place to stop for a chat with our friendly volunteers and pick up some information about the local area. The welcome station is usually open on Fridays between 10am - 4pm, but this can be subject to change. Also look out for the fantastic Braunston Marina where you will definitely spot lots of boats.

Spot a boat

You're bound to see some narrowboats


Picnic spot

Bring a picnic, there are tables outside the Stop House and a lovely small garden area


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks

The canal is a green ribbon running south of the town, get out and see some great domestic wildlife and experience nature close at hand