Easy Walking Escapes: Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union Canal runs from London to Birmingham over 137 miles.
It includes the Regent’s Canal section from Paddington Basin, and also joins the Thames at Brentford.
Walking on the Grand Union Canal
It includes Regent’s Canal:
Canal walking is an easy way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
… or just marvel at the contrast between city and the tranquil water:
Of course, the Canal is a key part of London’s industrial heritage.
[Light and Shade on the Grand Union Canal Kensal Green by Amanda Slater (licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)]
At times you might feel you’ve stepped back in time:
Canal walking is a great way to focus on the details…
And the stories:
How to walk it
Many London walking routes make use of the Canal, such as this section on The Capital Ring:
- Regent’s Canal: Little Venice to Camden Circular walk 4.5 miles
- Capital Ring Section 7 Richmond Bridge to Osterley Lock 5 miles
- Capital Ring Section 8 Osterley Lock to Greenford 5.5 miles
- London Loop Section 11 Hayes and Harlington to Uxbridge 7.5 miles
- London Loop Section 12 Uxbridge to Harefield West 4.5 miles
- London Loop Section 13 Harefield West to Moor Park 5 miles
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