Brinklow is almost half way between Hawkesbury Junction (Sutton’s Stop) and Hillmorton – seven miles each way, making a total of 14 lock free miles.
Hillmorton to Brinklow is 7 Miles = 14 Lock Free Miles
From Hawkesbury to Marston Junction is 3 miles and then 22 lock free miles to Snarestone on the Ashby.
Thus from Hillmorton to Snarestone is 39 miles with only one stop lock and using three canals (Oxford/Coventry, Ashby)
From Marston Juction to Atherstone is 7 Miles, making Hillmorton to Atherstone 21 Miles with only one stop lock…