Hatton Locks

Hatton Locks on the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire

Hatton Locks on the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire are one of the longest flight of locks in England

The 21 locks on the Grand Union Canal at Hatton are surrounded by Warwickshire countryside.

The canal was built to carry locally mined coal to the power stations and factories of the Black Country. And it was a vital transport link connecting London with the Midlands.

Also known as the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ the locks raise (or lower) boats 45 metres over two miles.

Two narrowboats can travel side-by-side through the locks, sharing the work.  It takes around five hours to navigate the locks.

The Canal & River Trust’s Hatton Locks Cafe at the top of the flight is a popular place to stop for refreshment. The Hatton Arms pub is also next to the locks.

You can reach bottom of the Hatton flight of locks on a short break from Wootton Wawen.

Comments are closed.

Be Inspired

We offer a range of different types of holidays such as City Breaks, Relaxation Cruises and Popular Destinations

City Breaks
Rural retreats
Popular places

So why choose Anglo Welsh?

Over 55 years providing unique canal boat holidays in England and Wales.
Modern and spacious narrowboat and wide beam barge hire – from 2 to 12 berths.
Wide choice of narrowboat hire locations and canal boat holiday destinations.
Canal boat holiday routes for novices & experienced boaters.
Flexible holiday booking, no hidden costs.
Family friendly and pet friendly holidays.
Great days out on the water.
Luxury canal boat hire and Thames boating holidays.

Anglo Welsh. So much more than narrowboats

...but don't just take our word for it