Great Britain » Grand Union Canal - Main Line | England
One of the most important waterways of England, the connection from London to Birmingham; today it is an important canal to boating tourism.
Grand Union Canal - Main Line | England: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||220 km|
|Number of locks:||113|
|Lock dimensions:||21.30 x 2.10|
|Max. depth:||0.80||Max. headroom:||2.00|
|Degree of difficulty:||For beginners (many locks)|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
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the canal extends from the Thames at Brentford over 50 locks into the beautiful surroundings of the Chiltern Hills, crosses Cassiobury Park from the 17th century and reaches then the old towns of Stocke Bruerne and Braunstone and finally climbs up to Birmingham. At Stoke Bruerne, one should take some time for the Canal Museum and Boat Inn.
Being a link between Birmingham and London, the canal is one of the oldest routes of transport of the country and leads along old towns with buildings and castles from mediaeval times.
Houseboat & Narrowboat Hirer / Gand Union Canal
No. 1 Grand Union, Oxford & the South East / Nicholson
Collins / Editor: Nicholson / Language: English
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services.Covers the Grand Union Canal (Limehouse & Brentford to Slough, Aylesbury, Northampton and Salford Junction), Lee & Stort navigations, Oxford (Oxford to Hawkesbury Junction) Thames (Brentford to Thames Barrier), Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation and the Medway. Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5
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