Bottom Lock Field

Northants, England

Bottom Lock Field

Braunston lies at the junction of the Grand Union Canal and the Oxford Canal in a truly rural setting on the border of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.

The village, on the hill above the canal, thrived for over 150 years on the canal trade - carrying goods from the Midlands to London. Now it is a centre for leisure activities and boasts by far and away the busiest stretch of canal anywhere in the country.

The biggest single canal enterprise is the Marina (on the A45); in addition there is a score of smaller businesses providing all the needs of the modern boater.