SP8213 : A Winter View along the Aylesbury Canal

taken 7 months ago, near to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

A Winter View along the Aylesbury Canal
A Winter View along the Aylesbury Canal
This view was taken from under Bridge 18 SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: The High Street crosses the Canal (Bridge No 18) when there was a thin broken layer of ice covering the canal.
The short canal boat can also be seen in SP8213 : A winter view of Bridge 18 on the Aylesbury Canal
The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal :: SP9114
The Aylesbury Arm is a branch of the Grand Union Canal (originally the Grand Junction Canal) and the Act authorizing its construction was passed in 1794, and there were plans (never implemented) to extend the Arm to the River Thames at Abingdon. Construction started in 1811 and it was opened in 1815, and has been open ever since. It was used to ship grain, coal, timber and building materials until the 1960's. It is now provides a pleasant route through the Aylesbury Vale and is much used for walking, boating and fishing. There is also a working boatyard.
The Arm is 6 miles long, has 16 locks and rises 95 feet between Aylesbury and Marsworth. Unlike the Grand Junction Canal and the nearby Wendover Arm, which weave across the countryside making the most of the contours, the Aylesbury Arm is remarkably straight, reflecting the level nature of the Vale of Aylesbury. The locks will only take a single narrowboat, in contrast to the main canal, which will take two or one full width barge.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 December, 2016   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 December, 2016
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Air, Sky, Weather  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8243 1365 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9247N 0:48.3367W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8250 1370
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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