Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Wigram's Turn Marina

I really like Wigram's Turn Marina. Shadow has been based here for the last few years, and it is a convenient location for a number of cruising routes. From Napton Junction you can go down the South Oxford Canal to Oxford and the Thames; you can go north up the Warwick and Napton Canal (now the Grand Union) to Warwick, Birmingham, Stratford and all the Midlands waterways; turning east takes you in five miles to Braunston with the choice of heading north down the North Oxford to Rugby, Coventry, Fazeley etc.; or south along the Grand Union towards London, with links to Leicester, Northampton, Aylesbury etc.

But it's not just the location. The facilities are good. There's lots of convenient car parking; good loos and shower; well-lit pontoons with electricity and water; and the usual boatyard facilities. The mooring rates are very reasonable too.

In fact, once we have Jubilee back, we might consider mooring here as it's a fairly easy journey from home.


No Direction said...

Castle Marina's also offer a short term exchange system between the other marina's they own, we had a Wigrams boat on our pontoon here at Kings Bromley last summer.

Neil Corbett said...

Certainly a good location, although I seem to recall that when we were looking to move up to the area from Slough, Wigrams was quite a bit more expensive than Crick.