Wendover Arm, Grand Union Canal :: Shared Description

The Wendover Arm was planned as a feeder to supply water to the Tring Summit of the Grand Junction Canal (now the Grand Union Canal). It was completed as a navigable canal in 1797 and operated as such throughout the 19th century. However the canal leaked water and was closed early in the 20th century, and the water was piped into the reservoirs at Tring. As a result the route of the canal currently splits into three sections:
From Wendover to Drayton Beauchamp (via Halton and Buckland Wharf) the old canal channel carries what is, in environmental terms, a very healthy chalk stream. Because of the minimal human disturbance it supports a wide range of animal and plant species.
Between Drayton Beauchamp and Little Tring the canal channel is currently being relined so that it can be re-watered allowing canal boats to travel to Buckland Wharf, where low road bridges currently prevent further progress. This work is being carried out by the Wendover Arm Trust LinkExternal link
Between Little Tring and the Tring Summit of the Grand Union Canal the canal is fully navigable, and a short section has recently been reopened to provide a winding hole. This section gives great pleasure to those who travel in barges but is environmentally far less interesting than the Wendover end because passing barges stir up the mud.
by Chris Reynolds
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SP8911 : Wendover Arm: Bridge No 6 and the Canal-side Footpath by Chris Reynolds
SP8710 : Wendover Arm: Bridge No 9 in Halton Village by Chris Reynolds
SP9213 : House next to the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal by Mat Fascione
SP9011 : Wendover Arm: Southwest of Drayton Bridge by Rob Farrow
SP8610 : Wendover Arm: A section of the disused canal at Halton by Chris Reynolds
SP9011 : Wendover Arm - Bridge 5 - Drayton Beauchamp by Rob Farrow
SP8609 : Wendover Arm: The Canal goes further round the bend ... by Chris Reynolds
SP8911 : Moorhens on the Wendover Arm by Chris Reynolds
SP8608 : Wendover Arm: Ripples on the canal by Chris Reynolds
SP8710 : Wendover Arm: Bridge No 9 (Halton Village) by Chris Reynolds
SP8810 : Wendover Arm: The Canal East of Hare Bridge (No 8), Halton by Chris Reynolds
SP8710 : Wendover Arm: The towpath approaching Halton Village from the East by Chris Reynolds
SP8810 : A mallard duck demonstrates the narrow channel through the reeds by Chris Reynolds
SP9213 : Bridge No 2, Wendover Arm - at New Mill, Tring by Chris Reynolds
SP8710 : Wendover Arm: Bridge No. 8a  The  Rothschild Bridge by Chris Reynolds
SP9112 : Wendover Arm: The Canal Bed looking towards Drayton Beauchamp by Chris Reynolds
SP8608 : Wendover Arm: The Start of the Grand Union Canal Walk by Chris Reynolds
SP9212 : Tring: Brook feeding into the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union by Rob Farrow
SP8608 : Wendover Arm: View across the canal towards Aston Hill by Chris Reynolds
SP8609 : Wendover Arm: Stream Channel from Sluice Gate by Chris Reynolds
SP9213 : Gamnel Bridge, Wendover Arm by Stephen McKay
SP8608 : The Wendover Arm by Stephen McKay
SP9213 : Winter view of Bridge No 1 on the Wendover Arm by Chris Reynolds
SP8810 : Wendover Arm: The canal overshadowed by trees by Chris Reynolds
SP9213 : The Damaged New Mill Canal Bridge - The rubble by the canal bank by Chris Reynolds

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Created: Sun, 3 Aug 2014, Updated: Sun, 3 Aug 2014

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