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At Stoke Bruern
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A restored unpowered "butty" which used to be pulled by a narrow boat back in the days when canals used to transport bulk goods.

Stoke Bruern

Stoke Bruern is on the Grand Union Canal, just south of the Blisworth Tunnel.

Stoke Bruern

The tunnel is 2.8km long.

Stoke Bruern

Stoke Bruern

Stoke Bruern

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Endearingly quaint. The level of craftsmanship in these shows the love the owners have for these vessels.

Are there any maps showing how extensive the canal network is?

Canalboat.co.uk has a map and current info

Wikipedia has a lot of history of various canals and a diagram map, eg Grand Union Canal

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