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 Norton Junction 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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TQ1180 : Hillingdon Trail, Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
SP0787 : Love Lane Bridge, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1079 : Barge, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ2183 : Old railway bridge over Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1280 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
TQ2482 : Algae on the Grand Union Canal at Kensal Town by Malc McDonald
SP9907 : Narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal at Berkhamsted by Mat Fascione
SP0887 : Curzon Street Tunnel by N Chadwick
SP0885 : Euro Claddings Ltd, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP6991 : Grand Union Canal south-east of Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire by Roger  Kidd
SP0788 : Grand Union Canal Walk by N Chadwick
SP5465 : Lock at Grand Union Canal and Oxford Canal by Oast House Archive
TQ1281 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
TQ2182 : Railway Bridge, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ1383 : By the Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TL0701 : M25 Motorway crossing the Grand Union Canal by Mat Fascione
SP7287 : Grand Union Canal  by Oast House Archive
SP6164 : Whilton Locks by Oast House Archive
TQ1479 : Grand Union Canal and Walk by N Chadwick
TQ1683 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
TQ1484 : Grand Union Canal and walk by N Chadwick
TQ1678 : Boat, Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
SP0885 : Canal basin on the Grand Union Canal by N Chadwick
TQ2481 : Grand Union Canal - Paddington Branch by N Chadwick
SK5905 : Memory Lane Wharf in Leicester by Mat Fascione

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Created: Sat, 21 Nov 2009, Updated: Fri, 15 Sep 2017

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