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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SP9213 : Canal boats moored on the Wendover Arm near New Mill by Chris Reynolds
SP9012 : Work on the side of the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal by Chris Reynolds
SP8609 : Wendover Arm: The Towpath runs past "The Wides" by Chris Reynolds
SP8608 : The Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal by Chris Reynolds
SP9213 : Bulbourne Junction by Stephen McKay
SP8609 : Wendover Arm:  Looking along the Towpath towards Perch Bridge by Chris Reynolds
SP9213 : Wintertime reflections in the Wendover Arm by Chris Reynolds
SP9112 : View NNE from bridge over Wendover Arm by Rob Farrow
SP8609 : Wendover Arm:  Backed by fields and the Chiltern Hills by Chris Reynolds
SP9011 : Wendover Arm: Northeast of Drayton Bridge by Rob Farrow
SP8710 : Wendover Arm: Looking towards Bridge No 8a by Chris Reynolds
SP8810 : Wendover Arm: Fewer trees mean more reeds by Chris Reynolds
SP9011 : A family of swans approach Bridge 5 on the Wendover Arm by Chris Reynolds
SP9011 : Plaque on Saxon Way Bridge by Rob Farrow
SP8608 : Wendover Arm: The Paddocks, Wendover by Chris Reynolds
SP9011 : The Wendover Arm looking west from the Bridge at Drayton Beauchamp by Chris Reynolds
SP8609 : Wendover Arm: North of Perch Bridge the Canal has woods on either side by Chris Reynolds
SP8911 : Wendover Arm: The Canal-side footpath west of Canal Bridge No 6 by Chris Reynolds
SP9213 : Wendover arm north of Tring Wharf by Stephen McKay
SP8911 : Wendover Arm: A heavily used walking (and cycling) route beside the disused canal by Chris Reynolds
SP9213 : Gamnel Bridge, Wendover Arm by Stephen McKay
SP8609 : The Wides, Wendover Arm by Stephen McKay
SP8810 : Wendover Arm: The reeds continue by Chris Reynolds
SP8609 : Wendover Arm: The Canal gets wider by Chris Reynolds
SP8609 : Wendover Arm: The Canal runs by a large field by Chris Reynolds

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

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