Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Wendover Arm - unrestored section)
The Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Wendover Arm - unrestored section) is a narrow canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Wendover Arm). It runs for 5 miles and 2½ furlongs from Wendover Basin (which is a dead end) to Little Tring Winding Hole (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Wendover Arm - restored section)).
The exact dimensions of the largest boat that can travel on the waterway are not known. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "under restoration"The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant books - waterway maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 50M - Grand Union Canal (All) Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 52M - Grand Union Canal (South) Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 52M3 - Wendover Arm Map (Free Download)
Relevant books - waterway guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 1 - Grand Union, Oxford & the South East
- Pearson's Canal Companions: Oxford & Grand Union; Upper Thames
|Wendover Arm Footbridge No 11||3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|The Wides||5¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Perch Bridge No 10||1 mile||0 locks|
|Halton Bridge No 9
|1 mile and 5¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Rothschilds Bridge No 8a||1 mile and 5¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Harelane Bridge No 8||2 miles and 1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|The Narrows||2 miles and 4¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Wellonhead Bridge No 7||2 miles and 7 furlongs||0 locks|
|Buckland Wharf Bridge No 6
|3 miles and 3 furlongs||0 locks|
|Buckland Wharf||3 miles and 3¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Buckland Wharf Footbridge No 5b||3 miles and 3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Saxon Way Winding Hole
End of phase 2 restoration project
|3 miles and 5 furlongs||0 locks|
|Saxon Way Bridge No 5a
Aston Clinton Bypass
|3 miles and 6 furlongs||0 locks|
|Drayton Beauchamp Bridge No 5||3 miles and 7¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|The Sump||3 miles and 7¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Drayton Beauchamp 2nd Visitor Moorings||4 miles and ¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Drayton Beauchamp 1st Visitor Moorings||4 miles and 2¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Chiltern Footbridge No 4a||4 miles and 4 furlongs||0 locks|
|Site of Whitehouses Pumping Station||4 miles and 5½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Pat Saunders Footbridge No 4||4 miles and 6 furlongs||0 locks|
|Site of Proposed Wilstone Picnic Area||4 miles and 6½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Wendover Arm Access Road||5 miles and 1 furlong||0 locks|
|Little Tring Winding Hole
Wendover Arm current head of navigation and 48-hour moorings
|5 miles and 2½ furlongs||0 locks|
- THE GRAND JUNCTION CANAL - a highway laid with water.
- An account of the Grand Junction Canal, 1792 - 1928, with a postscript. By Ian Petticrew and Wendy Austin.
- Wendover Arm Trust
Wikipedia has a page about Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line starts in London and ends in Birmingham, stretching for 137 miles (220 km) with 166 locks. It has arms to places including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton.
The Grand Union Canal was also the original name for part of what is now part of the Leicester Line of the modern Grand Union: this latter is now generally referred to as the Old Grand Union Canal to avoid ambiguity.