Grand Union Canal Walk
Follow the towpath of Britain's longest canal from London to Birmingham on this fabulous waterside walk. You start in West London in a lively and attractive area with canalside bars and restaurants, before heading towards the Chiltern Hills, on through rural Northamptonshire and Warwickshire and into the Birmingham suburbs. Highlights include
- Little Venice - the start of the walk in West London with trendy bars/cafes and historical old factories and warehouses
- Iron Trunk Aqueduct - a magnificent Georgian structure, which carries the Grand Union Canal over the River Ouse, connecting the villages of Cosgrove and Wolverton
- Willen Lake - Milton Keynes' most popular park with cycling, pedalos, mini-golf and a cafe.
- Tring ReservoirsThese four reservoirs in Tring are one of the best places for birdwatching in England.
- Linford Lakes-this lovely nature reserve in Milton Keynes has a number of pretty lakes and ponds
- Hatton Locks - located near Warwick, this flight delivers 21 locks in less than two miles
- The Canal Museum - located at the lovely village of Stoke Bruerne the museum houses stories, films, collections and displays all about our waterways.
- Cassiobury Park and Whippendell Woods are right next to the canal in Watford and are worth exploring if you have time.
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