Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Wendover Arm - restored section)
The Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Wendover Arm - restored section) is a narrow canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Wendover Arm). It runs for 1 mile and 3¼ furlongs from Bulbourne Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)) to Little Tring Winding Hole (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Wendover Arm - unrestored section)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — 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 publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 1 - Grand Union, Oxford & the South East
- Pearson's Canal Companions: Oxford & Grand Union; Upper Thames
Relevant publications — Waterway Histories:
Junction of Grand Union Wendover Arm with Main Line, Braunston 55¼ miles / Wendover 6¾ miles
|Bulbourne Junction Bridge No 1||a few yards||0 locks|
|Gammel Bridge No 2
New Mill Wharf
|5 furlongs||0 locks|
|Tring Flour Mill||5¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Gammel Bridge Winding Hole
Turning point for boats of up to 50 foot
|6¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Tringford Pumping Station||1 mile and 1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Tringford Stop Lock (Remains Of)||1 mile and 1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Little Tring Bridge No 3
48 hour moorings, both sides of the bridge.
|1 mile and 2¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Little Tring Winding Hole
Wendover Arm current head of navigation and 48-hour moorings
|1 mile and 3¼ 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.