SP9114 : Canal and Reservoir Information – Tring Area

taken 12 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Canal and Reservoir Information – Tring Area
Canal and Reservoir Information – Tring Area
The Grand Union Canal and Tring Reservoirs.
The landscape around Tring includes many features, some over 200 years old, related to the Grand Junction Canal (now the Grand Union Canal). There are many hundred picture of these features on Geograph, and to help you find them the following information pages have been created, each of which will include links to the more significant pictures.
Marsworth Canal Junction SP9114 : The Junction, Grand Union Canal, Marsworth.
Marsworth Flight of Locks SP9114 : The Marsworth Flight of Locks, Grand Union Canal (for Information).
Tring Summit [Information Page to be supplied].
Aylesbury Arm of the Canal SP9114 : The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
Wendover Arm of the Canal SP8608 : The Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
Wilstone Reservoir. SP9013 : Wilstone Reservoir (Information).
Startopsend Reservoir. SP9114 : Startopsend Reservoir (Information).
Marsworth Reservoir. SP9213 : Marsworth Reservoir (Information).
Tringford Reservoir. SP9113 : Tringford Reservoir (Information).
Weston Turville Reservoir SP8509 : Weston Turville Reservoir.

The picture shows the Information Board in Startops End Car Park, Marsworth, erected in 2009, which includes the following information.
With wonderful wildlife and scenic strolls, brilliant boating and fantastic fishing, Tring Reservoirs and the Grand Union Canal are a delightful discovery just waiting to be made.
HISTORY & RESTORATION: Tring Reservoirs offer a fascinating insight into our industrial heritage. They were built in the early 1800's to supply water to the canal network, an important function they still perform today. Tringford Pumping Station, opened in 1818, continues to pump water to supply the canals. For a glimpse of restoration in action, take a stroll down the Wendover Arm Canal. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .
WILDLIFE & BIRD-WATCHING: Set in acres of precious wetland habitat, Tring Reservoirs are a rich natural haven for birds and wildlife. The reservoirs are very important, particularly for wintering water birds. Grab your binoculars and see what you can spot.
WALKING: Our way-marked trails will help you explore Tring Reservoirs. You could take a short walk around one of the four reservoirs or explore all four.
BOAT TRIPS: For a taste of life afloat you can hire a small craft for a day's outing, join a pleasure cruise or enjoy a week's narrowboat holiday. LinkExternal link .
A BITE TO EAT & DRINK: Tring Reservoirs are a good place for eating and drinking by day or night. The Reservoirs and canals are ideally situated for refreshments, with five pubs and two cafés all within easy reach. You'll find a good choice of food and friendly atmosphere, so why not relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery or take advantage of the site's picnic areas.
Friends of Tring Reservoirs. LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 July, 2009
Supplemental for explanation   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9197 1405 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0512N 0:40.0290W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9197 1405
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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