Grand Union Canal Walk

A long distance walk of 145 miles which follows the line of England's premier canal, linking the cities of London and Birmingham. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Little Venice
Distance: 145 miles (234 km)
Grid Ref: TQ262819
Climbing: 1,260 metres
Walk time: 50-70 hours
Days: 9-14

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Grand Union Canal Walk runs along the length of the canal which links England's two biggest cities from Little Venice in Paddington into the heart of Birmingham. As it links the two major English cities it was a major transport link before the coming of the rail and road travel. These days the canal is almost exclusively used by pleasure craft and the towpath by the pleasure craft persons and by leisure and long distance walkers.

Useful Links:
Canal and River Trust
British Walks
Long Distance Walkers Association

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