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Wigrams Turn Waterside & Marina

Shuckburgh Road, Napton on the Hill, Southam, Warwickshire CV47 8NL 
01926 817175 
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Endless cruising possibilities 

If you’re looking for somewhere with loads of cruising routes, you can’t do better than Wigrams Turn Waterside & Marina. Set on the junction of the Oxford and Grand Union Canals, you’ve got three cruising directions and miles and miles of open countryside to explore – the possibilities are endless.  

When you’re done cruising, Wigrams is a great place to just lounge by the water. The grounds are really pretty – it’s got a few picnic benches dotted around, and there’s a garden for events and gatherings. 

You’ll be well looked after at Wigrams – the staff are a lovely bunch, and they’ll go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your time by the water (and we’ve got the glowing reviews to back it up!).  


Wigrams Turn facilities - recently refurbished

We’ve got all your practical needs covered with a full array of Aquavista brilliant basics that you’d expect from modern waterside living including: 

Safety & security 

  • A secure marina with a gated entrance and CCTV
  • All jetties are well-lit at night 
  • A sense of privacy for customers 
  • 24-hour emergency call-out  


  • Modern toilet and shower facilities, open 24/7 
  • Laundrette, open 24/7 
  • Customer lounge  
  • Ample parking and plenty of trollies available 
  • Refuse and recycling facilities  
  • Dog walking area and dog shower
  • Small chandlery and shop 
  • Customer activities and events 


  • Fully serviced pontoons with metered electricity and water 
  • Diesel, Calor gas, coal and logs available 
  • Pump-out and Elsan disposal 
  • Boat Sales 

Mooring packages

At Wigrams Turn Waterside & Marina you are moored in a safe and secure berth with a range of facilities and a friendly team on hand to help, whenever you need them. 

Your mooring options are:

  • Leisure moorings -  suitable for narrowboats and widebeams and great for spending holidays and long weekends on your boat.
  • NEW Residential moorings - call the marina your official home.
  • Visitor moorings - for short term stopovers on the Banbury canal & Oxford canal.
  • Winter moorings - for boaters who need a safe haven for the winter.

If you choose an annual contract, as well as access to all of the facilities you also receive:

  • Explore 100 – Free stop-overs at other marinas in the Aquavista group
  • Moor Benefits – Access to our exclusive Moor Benefits programme including 10% off Diesel and 5% off Gas
  • A choice of payment options – quarterly or annual
  • Regular newsletters and surveys – We make sure you’re up to date with any important news about our marinas, and we love getting your feedback on how we’re doing


Residential mooring package - JUST LAUNCHED

A residential mooring means that Wigrams Turn would become your legally recognised residence and you could officially call it your home. You would also receive a host of other benefits including:

  • A registered UK postal address and post box - all your mail can be delivered to a lockable post box at the marina, and you can use the marina address to register for doctors and schools etc.
  • Free council tax when choosing a composite council tax option
  • A secure parcel collection point for your parcels
  • A 2000L Keter storage box to store your belongings securely, including your bikes.
  • One free wash & dry per week in our upgraded laundry facility
  • One free pump out per month
  • Access to Vivup Lifestyle Discounts – discounts on lots of high street brands and supermarkets
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Explore 100 – your free Aquavista stop-overs

We have 29 unique and special locations around the UK, and our Explore 100 benefit means when you moor with us on an annual contract, you can stay at any of our other marinas for up to 100 nights at no extra cost*.

Find out more here

Things to do in the local area

When you’re ready for a day on land, the marina is just a 10-minute drive from Southam – it’s well worth a visit. Along with a leisure centre, plenty of pubs and a load of shops (including a big Tesco), this pretty market town has some really interesting architecture to look at.  

If you don’t fancy the drive, you’re only a short walk from Napton on the Hill, which is a lovely little village with a couple of pubs, a general shop and a post office with its own café.  

For food, there’s some great places to eat right by the marina – here’s some of our favourites:  

  • The Kings Head in Napton 
    The Boat in Stockton 
    The Countryman in Staverton 

Cruising from Wigrams Turn

Wigrams Turn is perfectly positioned on the junction of the Oxford and Grand Union Canals. 

Oxford Canal - The Oxford Canal journeys through 77 miles of picturesque scenery from Oxford to Coventry. One of the things that draws cruisers to this canal is its unspoilt, peaceful route – it’s managed to avoid any large-scale developments, so not many towns have sprung up on its banks. The southern section is especially pretty – it’s stayed mostly unaltered. 

Grand Union Canal - Spanning a distance of 137 miles with branches to towns along the way, the Grand Union is the trunk route of Britain's canal network. It runs from London all the way through the Chiltern Hills and up to Birmingham, with a huge variety of landscapes, wildlife, architecture and history to discover along the way. 

Opening hours

Contact our friendly Waterside Crew: 

Wigrams Turn Waterside & Marina is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 8:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday. 

You can call Marc and his crew on 01926 817175 and we will be more than happy to help you or arrange a tour of the marina.

During seasonal and bank holidays our typical office hours may vary, please call the waterside office before making a visit. 

Can You Live on a Narrowboat in a Marina?

You are legally allowed to live on a narrowboat in the UK as long as there’s a residential mooring. Many people in the UK have chosen to live on boats in recent years due to rising costs of living on land.

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