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The grand union Canal runs through Leighton Buzzard on its way from London to Birmingham or vice versa. It was used by the local sand quariies to send sand all over the country, by using the narrow gauge railway to send sand from the quarries...More
The Grand Union Canal was the M1 of it’s day. Now we find it provides us with peace and tranquility, a haven for wildlife, somewhere to appreciate the brilliance of the early Victorian engineers. Anne and I try to walk one of the tow paths...More
FURTHER BOAT TRIP COURTESY OF MEMBERS J & L FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2018 I am pleased to say that members of the Leighton Buzzard Canal Society again offered to host a further canal trip in their boat The Schisandra .We met at The Grove Church...More
This was our second year for 3 of us taking a canal cruise, last time on the Stourport and Worcester, so we thought we would try a different canal this time. It came down to the Oxford or the Grand Union, and we chose the...More
My wife and I hired the Narrowboat "Ivory" 64 foot. 4 - 6 berths for a week. Yes, a walk along the towpath is pleasant but for sheer relaxation its hard to beat puttering along on a boat.
The company provided a full briefing at...More
The stretch of the Grand Union Canal around Linslade has a lot to offer. Just a relaxing walk along the towpath, or a cycle ride. There is a lot to see in terms of wild life , with canal boats making theire way too a...More
In brilliant sunshine and a slight breeze made our pedal along the towpath from Watford to Aylesbury an absolute joy.
We saw kingfishers, herons and a huge red kite that was flying only a few feet above our heads.
There are heaps of watering holes,...More