GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wendover Canal Arm

7 miles (11 km)

This easy walk follows the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal from Wendover to Bulbourne. It's a pleasant stretch of canal, running for about 7 miles, with nice countryside views along the way .
The walk starts in the centre of Wendover, heading north towards Halton and passing the Weston Turville Reservoir on the way. You then turn north east, passing Buckland Wharf and Drayton Beauchamp before coming to the lovely Tring Reservoirs. You'll pass Marsworth Reservoir where there are good opportunities for bird watching. Look out for grebes, bitterns,peregrine falcon,pied flycatcherand ringed plovers on the water. The canal finishes shortly after at Bulbourne but there is the option of continuing you walk along the Grand Union Canal. Heading north will take you past Marsworth towards Cheddington and Leigton Buzzard. Heading south will take you into Berkhamsted.
Other good walking options around Wendover include the expansive Wendover Woods. There's miles of good walking and cycling trails to be found here.
The long distance Aylesbury Ring also runs through the area.

Wendover Canal Arm OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wendover Canal Arm Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

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Canal view

Wendover Canal Arm (Little Tring) taken from Little Tring Bridge

Wendover Canal Arm (Little Tring) taken from Little Tring Bridge

The Wendover Arm Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1401503

A cyclist on the towpath which is the express way from Bulbourne Junction to New Mill

The Wendover Arm Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1409504

The Wendover Arm Canal viewed from fields west of Bulbourne. In the background on the right hand side of the picture are the slopes of Aston Hill, the highest point in the Chilterns.

Grand Union Canal (Wendover Arm) in Drayton Beauchamp - geograph.org.uk - 515189

Grand Union Canal (Wendover Arm) in Drayton Beauchamp. This is the downstream end of that section of the canal that currently retains water. Immediately to the north-east of here, and inSP9012, active restoration works by the Wendover Armare in progress in 2007. The bridge in the distance is Drayton Bridge, while in the foreground a mother moorhen has found a handy plank to stand on while her chicks can stand unsupported on the thin layer of weed on the water surface.

Grand Union Canal (Wendover Arm) - geograph.org.uk - 148361

The disused Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal between the Halton Lane bridge and Halton. The canal was constructed and opened in 1793, primarily to provide water to the Tring summit of the main Grand Union Canal. However water leakage through the banks was great and despite numerous efforts at repairs and the use of the Arm for commercial purposes, it was closed in 1904.

Wendover Arm, The Southern End of "The Wides" - geograph.org.uk - 1261361

The Southern End of "The Wides". When the canal was built it cut across a shallow valley with a spring at the back - and the towpath acts as a low dam with (originally) the small lake behind forming an extra winding hole. The area is now almost completely overgrown with reeds, with boggy ground in the woods

Wendover Arm, Reed beds in the Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1235668

A dog makes its way along the reed beds in the Canal

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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