Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)

The Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton) is a broad canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line). It runs for 4 miles and 4 furlongs through 6 locks from Braunston Turn (where it joins the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line) and the Grand Union Canal (Oxford Canal Section)) to Norton Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union) and the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)).

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.

It has a junction with the Daventry Canal at Welton Junction (proposed).

Notable features of the waterway include: Braunston Locks and Braunston Tunnel

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Braunston Turn
Junction of the Grand Union, Oxford and Grand Junction Canals - Bridges No 93 & No 94
The Boathouse PH (Braunston)
Patron moorings: summer 4 hours / winter 24 hours
¾ furlongs 0 locks
Braunston Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings (April-September) / 14 day moorings (October-March)
¾ furlongs 0 locks
Braunston Road Bridge No 91 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Braunston Stop
Waterways Office (South East Waterways) - Canal & River Trust
3 furlongs 0 locks
Gongoozler's Rest Café Boat 3 furlongs 0 locks
Braunston Marina Western Entrance
Entrance for Marina Services and Brokerage
3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Braunston Visitor Moorings (Marina End)
48 hour moorings (April-September) / 14 day moorings (October-March)
3½ furlongs 0 locks
Butcher's Bridge No 1 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Braunston Marina Eastern Entrance
Entrance into Eastern end of Braunston Marina Moorings
4½ furlongs 0 locks
Union Canal Carriers Ltd
Home of Adventure Fleet
5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Braunston Chandlers 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Dark Lane Bridge No 2 6 furlongs 0 locks
Braunston Bottom Lock No 1
The Boat Shop is in front of the lock
6 furlongs 0 locks
Braunston Lock Bridge No 3 7 furlongs 1 lock
Braunston Lock No 2 7 furlongs 1 lock
Little Braunston Bridge No 4
The Admiral Nelson Pub is by the side of the bridge
1 mile and ¼ furlongs 2 locks
Braunston Lock No 3 1 mile and ¼ furlongs 2 locks
Braunston Lock No 4 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 3 locks
Braunston Lock No 5 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Braunston Top Lock Bridge No 5 1 mile and 2¼ furlongs 5 locks
Braunston Top Lock No 6 1 mile and 2½ furlongs 5 locks
Braunston Top Lock Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
1 mile and 3 furlongs 6 locks
Braunston Tunnel (West end) 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs 6 locks
Braunston Tunnel (East end) 2 miles and 6 furlongs 6 locks
Welton Wharf Bridge No 6
Welton village half a mile north
2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 6 locks
Welton Wharf 3 miles 6 locks
Welton Junction (proposed)
Proposed location of the Junction with the, as yet to be built, Daventry Canal
3 miles and 4½ furlongs 6 locks
Thrupp Covert Bridge No 7 3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 6 locks
Lords Bridge No 8 4 miles 6 locks
Water Lane Bridge No 9 4 miles and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
Norton Junction Bridge No 10 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 6 locks
Norton Junction
Junction of Grand Union Leicester Section with Main Line
4 miles and 4 furlongs 6 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.
 

Booking information notice: Grand Union Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Braunston Tunnel — from Friday the 10th of August, 2018 to Saturday the 10th of August, 2019.

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage. 

Passage is available Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.

Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or email us at -

enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Tunnel length: 1873m, travel time: 30 minutes

Notification sent Friday the 10th of August, 2018

 
 
 

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.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Grand Union Canal
[Grand Union Canal (old)] [Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race] [Union Canal] [Shropshire Union Canal] [Grand Junction Canal] [Grand Union] [Oxford Canal] [Hertford Union Canal] [Grand Union Canal Carrying Company]
Information retrieved Thursday 31 May 2018 at 16:40