The Grand Union Canal runs through Blisworth and is an important feature in our community life.  The Canal and River Trust are the overarching guardians of the canal but our village group, the Blisworth Canal Partnership have done a huge amount to improve and promote the section that runs through the village.  To mention just a few of the achievements

Read the annual report to the parish meeting 2018 here

  • Canal Festivals
  • Restoring the tunnel hut
  • Creating the Spinney Walk on the tunnel embankment
  • Promoting and improving the canalscape
  • Installing lock beams for seating

Leisure activities

The canal is no longer a commercial waterway but is much used for leisure.  We have some permanent moorings in the village and a constantly changing scene of boats that moor with us overnight as they journey on holiday or for a little longer if they live aboard. There is a working boatyard by the old mill, Blisworth Tunnel Narrowboats, and two marinas to the north of the village – Blisworth Marina and Gayton Marina.

Boat hire : Blisworth Tunnel Boats : 01604 858868

Boat hire + Mooring 01604: Gayton Marina : 01604 858685

Boat sales: Blisworth Marina : 01604 879827

The canal is a great place for:

  • Walking, you can get a baby buggy along but would struggle with a wheelchair
  • Exercising the dog (there are plenty of dog bins)
  • Jogging
  • Wildlife spotting including bat-watching
  • Fishing (with an appropriate licence)
  • Cycling




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