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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TQ1278 : Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1180 : Pipe over the Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1484 : Bridge 15, Grand Union - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
TQ1777 : Capital Ring, Brentford Basin by N Chadwick
SP0886 : Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP0885 : Sharp bend, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP7449 : Candy Boat by Oast House Archive
TQ2382 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
TQ2481 : A4207 Bridge by N Chadwick
SP7359 : Crayfish in the Grand Union Canal by Oast House Archive
TQ1684 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
TQ1479 : Lock 92, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1479 : Lock 97, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ2182 : Autumn colours, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ2681 : Fuel Barge at Little Venice by Oast House Archive
TQ1382 : Pipeline across the canal by N Chadwick
TQ1379 : Narrowboat, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1079 : Bulls Bridge by N Chadwick
TQ0584 : Grand Union Canal, Uxbridge by Malc McDonald
TQ1678 : Piccadilly Line crosses Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP8928 : Three Locks by Oast House Archive
SP0786 : Signpost, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP6358 : Grand Union Canal by Richard Croft
TQ2681 : Grand Union Canal, Paddington by David Dixon
TQ1484 : Grand Union Canal and walk by N Chadwick

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Created: Sat, 21 Nov 2009, Updated: Sun, 6 Sep 2015

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