MAP of our cruise for spring 2012 (c/o PC-Navogo)
This voyage plan showed that there were 82km to do with 27 locks and 6 lift bridges, it should take approximately 25 hours at the speed limit of 6 km/hr. The canal is currently blocked at Vadencourt which is just 4km south west of Tupigny.
This overview shows that continuing south from Tupigny links you to several canals with Chauny, Compiegne and the champagne region and forms part of a shorter route to Paris from Belgium. The Canal de la Sambre becomes the Canal de la Sambre a l'Oise from Landrecies south west and the top pound is between Bois l'Abbaye and Gard. The canal then descends quickly through a series of locks to Tupigny and beyond.
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