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- The Grand Union was constructed in the late 18th century as a series of separate projects: it links London to Birmingham and also London to Leicester.
- The Grand Union is a 1920s marriage of historic waterways that even now impresses with the scale of its vision.
- Canal cruising holidays on self-drive, traditional narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal through the Chilterns and down to London.
- The cruise onwards is through the beautiful Ouzel Valley as the Grand Union starts the rise up the Dunstable Downs before the Chilterns.
- Grand Union Canal The Grand Union Canal has been formed by the merging together of several canals in the British capital.
- It lies on the Grand Union Canal, which links London with the Midlands.
- Blisworth is a small Northamptonshire village in the UK, alongside the Grand Union canal just north of the famous Blisworth tunnel.
- Treat the family and yourself to a short cruise along the Oxford Canal and even onto the Grand Union canal.
- The Grand Union Canal and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal have some fine scenery but wide locks which can be a bit daunting at first.
- On this part of the Grand Union the famous Foxton Locks are located, near the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough.
- This was the day that No Problem and Moore2Life were descending the Rothersthorpe flight from the Grand Union Canal to the River Nene.
- Then on to the Leicester arm of the Grand Union Canal and descending through Foxton Locks to Market Harborough, site of IWA's first National Rally in 1950.
- All of the Grand Union Canal and Oxford Canal stretches are open, as are the majority of towpaths in the Leamington and Warwick area.
- Canals The main branch of the Grand Union Canal flows through the county as do its arms to Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover (disused) and Buckingham (disused).
- The Grand Union continues until it reaches Gayton Junction, shortly followed by Blisworth.
- Our first canal cruise for 6 years found us hiring from Sovereign Narrowboats at Pitstone Wharf for a local trip on the Grand Union canal to Gayton Junction.
- From Braunston in the north the wide Grand Union Canal passes through Weedon village, noted for its antique shops, and on to Gayton junction.
- Travel north up the rural Oxford Canal then down the wide Grand Union Canal.
- This interesting trip takes you down the North Oxford Canal to Braunston where you join the Grand Union Canal heading southwards towards London.
- Once through Braunston Tunnel it is just a short distance to the hive of activity at Braunston Wharf, where the Grand Union joins the South Oxford canal.
- From the marina, six locks carry the Grand Union Canal up to Braunston Tunnel, some 2,049 yards (1,874 m) long.
- In the 1930's the new company, now called the Grand Union Canal Company, worked hard to modernise both the canal and the boats operating on it.
- Southall is located on the Grand Union Canal (formerly the Grand Junction Canal) which first linked London with the rest of the growing canal system.
- In 1929, the Regent's Canal acquired the assets of the Grand Junction Canal and, as a result, the Grand Union Canal Company was formed.
- Travel north to Napton Junction and turn left on to the Grand Union.
- A short, lock-free section takes us from Braunston Turn to Napton Junction where we turn right onto the Grand Union Canal.
- A newly built contemporary four star hotel located in the heart of Brentford, situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal.
- Des Res on the banks of the Grand Union.
- Shortly after Napton Junction, the Grand Union reaches three locks at Calcutt, which begin the descent to the Warwickshire River Avon.
- A mile further on, the River Brent is joined from the west by the main line of the Grand Union Canal at the foot of a flight of locks.
- We planned to head back towards Napton Junction turning left onto the Grand Union Canal.
- On leaving our mooring at Little Venice, we wind our way along the Paddington arm of the Grand Union canal - a great way to see the suburbs of West London.
- The weather was perfect and the only traffic on the Grand Union was a few working boats.
- If you are on a midweek break you could plan to go on to Weedon on the Grand Union Canal or up the Napton Locks to Fenny Compton on the Oxford Canal.
- You have to make a bit of an effort to get to this very attractive little village on the Grand Union Canal.
- This tunnel is 2042 yards long, and was opened in 1796 to create a route through the low hills which separate the main Grand Union Canal from Braunston.
- We very rarely queue for locks on the Grand Union.
- An Act of Parliament of 1931 was passed authorising a key part of the modernisation scheme of the Grand Union, supported by Government grants.
- Take the north Oxford Canal from Rugby and join the Grand Union Canal to cruise into Warwick.
- From our base at Napton Junction, where the Grand Union and Oxford Canals meet, a web of waterways spreads out towards all four points of the compass.
- For more detail on this section see the History of the Grand Union Canal.
- On this section of the Grand Union, a well-known feature is Foxton Locks, a staircase of ten locks.
- The canal is fed, via the main line of the Grand Union Canal, from the Frays River.
- If you have longer to spare then you can cruise the Oxford Canal, Grand Union Canal and Thames Ring.
- This is where the Grand Union meets the Oxford Canal, and the village has done well from the traffic that this meeting brings.
- The event takes place at the marina to the east of the village of Crick, Northamptonshire on the Grand Union Canal 's Leicester Arm.
- The grand union canal passes close to the village with the Oxford Canal junction called the Napton junction.
- The Grand Union Canal enters Warwickshire by coming in via the south-east by Braunston Junction, just over the border in Northamptonshire by Daventry.
- All the locks on the Grand Union are wide locks, which means 2 boats can do in together.
- The canals passed around Daventry, although the Grand Junction Canal (now Grand Union) passed a few miles north.
- A contrast in canals between the rural Stratford Canal and the Grand Union with a fascinating flight of locks through a regenerated city centre.
- Relatively few canals were built in southern England or London, (the Grand Union Canal being an exception).
- Made a brief journey along the Grand Union before joining the North Oxford, heading for Hawkesbury.
- In the 1980s Zulu Warrior belonged to the Royal Navy as one of two narrowboats based at Uxbridge on the Grand Union.
- At Braunston the Oxford connects with the Grand Junction section of the Grand Union Canal and heads west.
- The local canal, the Grand Union (formerly the Grand Junction), is considered in detail, as is traditional narrowboat decoration.
- The Regent's Canal was never very successful and merged with the Grand Junction and other companies in 1929 to form the Grand Union Canal Company.
- The Grand Union flag retained the union of the English flag.
- The flag of the British East India Company, like the Cambridge or Grand Union Flag of the American colonies, had a red and white striped field.
- Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted above his base at Prospect Hill.
- We turned onto the Grand Union heading back towards Salford junction and met a queue of 5 boats at the top of Garrison locks.
- Back at Braunston, it was decided that a half day trip on the Grand Union would be worth the effort.
- It was a great run down to Brentford and sadly all too soon it was over and we were back on the murky waters of the Grand Union.
- As we head towards Braunston and the Grand Union we can sum up the North Oxford Canal in a few sentences.
- We head off along the Grand Union canal towards Napton, climbing up the Stockton flight of locks and onto the Southern Oxford canal.
- Head in a north easterly direction along the Oxford Canal for just under half a mile until it joins the Grand Union Canal at this point turn left.
- We had meals at the Rock of Gibraltar, The Grand Union at Banbury, and the Plough at Wolvercote, all were very good.
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