The Grand Union Canal :: Shared Description

The Grand Union is a 137 mile (220km), 166 lock, 2 tunnel canal running between Brentford in London and Birmingham. It is the longest canal in Britain, and has 11 main arms and junctions. It takes over a week to navigate.

The Leicester arm branches off at Braunston and runs 66 miles long through 59 locks (including 2 staircase locks at Foxton) and 2 tunnels to Leicester where it continues into the River Soar.

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TQ2581 : Narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal, Paddington Branch by Oast House Archive
TQ2681 : Narrowboat Café at Little Venice by Oast House Archive
TQ2681 : Fuel Barge at Little Venice by Oast House Archive
TQ2681 : Boats on the Regents Canal, Paddington by Oast House Archive
TQ2884 : Hampstead Road Lock N° 1, Camden Lock by Oast House Archive
TQ2581 : Grand Union Canal, Paddington Branch by Oast House Archive
SP6261 : Grand Union Canal by Oast House Archive
TQ1877 : The end of the Grand Union Canal and River Brent by N Chadwick
TQ1877 : Mouth of the River Brent and Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP8927 : A frozen Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP9027 : Grand Union Canal near the West Coast Main Line by N Chadwick
TQ2382 : Canal bridge at Kensal Green by Stephen Craven
TQ2282 : Train crossing the Grand Union Canal by Stephen Craven
TQ2282 : Grand Union Canal near Old Oak Common by Stephen Craven
SP9011 : Bridge 5 of the  Wendover Arm carrying The Holloway over the canal at Drayton Beauchamp by PAUL FARMER
SP9012 : Grand Union Canal Wendover Arm by PAUL FARMER
SP9011 : Bridge 5 of the Wendover Arm carrying The Holloway over the canal near Drayton Beauchamp by PAUL FARMER
TQ1584 : Bridge over the Grand Union Canal by Stephen Craven
TQ1179 : Canal overflow weir by Stephen Craven
SP8814 : Narrow Boats at Bates Boat Yard by PAUL FARMER
TQ1079 : Sailing barge on the Grand Union by Stephen Craven
SP8814 : Lock No 11 on Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal by PAUL FARMER
TQ1079 : Railway bridge over the canal by Stephen Craven
TQ1578 : Osterley Lock by Stephen Craven
TQ1578 : Footbridge at Osterley Park weir by Stephen Craven

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Created: Sat, 21 Nov 2009, Updated: Wed, 11 Sep 2013

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