Thursday, 9 April 2015

All Oak Wood/Brinklow

Today we left the area of Willoughby and a little over an hour later we arrived at Hillmorton Locks. There are two pairs of three locks here but currently one side has been closed due to a lock cill being damaged. The water in the pounds between the locks was also very low so we travelled very slowly through the flight. At the bottom we pulled in for water and to dispose of some rubbish. The water tap was the slowest we have encountered, taking over half an hour just to top up a quarter of our tank. Whilst waiting we were provided with some entertainment. A couple of boats were moored in the winding hole by the bottom lock. Not ideal but the was still plenty of room. A boat entered the winding hole and during the process of turning proceeded to T-bone one of the moored boats at full throttle. After filling with water we continued on until we reached All Oak Wood. Whilst here we saw a boat passing, nb ploddinalong. They also write a blog which is now added to my blog list. We will probably stay here till Monday or Tuesday.

Totals 13 Miles 3 Locks 1 Tunnel


  1. No reference to stopping at Tesco's in Rugby then? Clearly not needed as there are plenty of pubs on the way. Don't worry that there isn't a pub at All Oaks you will soon be at The Rose and Castle in Ansty closely followed by The Greyhound at Hawkesbury - not that we have been to any of them LOL

  2. Ah, but there are 3 pubs in Brinklow just a short stroll away. We have been to the Rose and Castle before and very nice it was too. This time we will be bypassing Ansty but are planning to stop at Hawkesbury so we may well give the Greyhound our patronage.