Grand Union South
River Thames Ring
Shropshire Union Cruise
Warwick & Leamington
shown beside the routes are firstly the number of
miles. Secondly the number of locks and finally
the approximate number of hours needed to
navigate between places marked.
Our personal favourite
Travelling south from Weedon, the Grand Union Canal
passes through the one and a quarter mile long Blisworth
tunnel. At the other end lies the small canalside village
of Stoke Bruene with its Waterways Museum, definitely
worth a visit.
On south, the canal passes over a small aqueduct at
Cosgrove, through Linslade and Leighton Buzzard to
Marsworth Junction and on south through Tring cutting to
Cowroast lock; and return to Weedon.
98½ miles - 64 locks -
1 tunnel - 1 aqueduct - 7½ hours per day navigating (an
easy week). Also an ideal route for short breaks.
Places of interest for this route