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See where Northamptonshire's canals can take you for a day out this Easter

From towpath walks and canalside pub lunches, to boat trips and historic sites, Northamptonshire’s canals offer some cracking days out by the water.

A 58-mile stretch of the Grand Union Canal, which links London to Birmingham, runs through Northamptonshire. To celebrate, the Canal & River Trust has put together a list of the Top 10 canal destinations in Northamptonshire. To celebrate, the Canal and River Trust has put together a list of the Top 10 canal destinations in the county ahead of the Easter break this month.

From the village of Stoke Bruerne, visitors stroll along the towpath to 2.8km-long Blisworth Tunnel, with information along the way about the canal's history, village and wildlife - NN12 7SE

1. Walk the Blisworth Tunnel

From the village of Stoke Bruerne, visitors stroll along the towpath to 2.8km-long Blisworth Tunnel, with information along the way about the canal's history, village and wildlife - NN12 7SE
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Crick Boat Show (25-27 May) is now the biggest inland waterways event in Britain. It offers a great day out by the water for all the family, with dozens of boats to see, live music and free half-hour boat trips along the canal. Visit crickboatshow.com

2. Climb aboard at Crick Boat Show

Crick Boat Show (25-27 May) is now the biggest inland waterways event in Britain. It offers a great day out by the water for all the family, with dozens of boats to see, live music and free half-hour boat trips along the canal. Visit crickboatshow.com
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The canal at Braunston is one of the busiest in the UK, making this pretty village a great place to watch narrowboats, take a walk in the country and enjoy a meal at a country pub, caf or the Braunston Fryer, serving traditional Fish and Chips - NN11 7JH

3. Eat Fish & Chips in the heart of the network

The canal at Braunston is one of the busiest in the UK, making this pretty village a great place to watch narrowboats, take a walk in the country and enjoy a meal at a country pub, caf or the Braunston Fryer, serving traditional Fish and Chips - NN11 7JH
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From ABC Boat Hires base at Gayton Marina, its a tranquil two-hour cruise to the village of Weedon, with a choice of pubs. Head in the other direction to reach Stoke Bruerne by passing through the 2.8km long Blisworth Tunnel. Visit abcdayboathire.com

4. Hire a day boat at Gayton

From ABC Boat Hires base at Gayton Marina, its a tranquil two-hour cruise to the village of Weedon, with a choice of pubs. Head in the other direction to reach Stoke Bruerne by passing through the 2.8km long Blisworth Tunnel. Visit abcdayboathire.com
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