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CHILTERNS
SEVERAL CANALS
LINKS LONDON
BLISWORTH
SHORT CRUISE
WIDE LOCKS
MARKET HARBOROUGH
RIVER NENE
FOXTON LOCKS
LEAMINGTON
WENDOVER
GAYTON JUNCTION
WIDE GRAND UNION CANAL
NORTH OXFORD CANAL
BRAUNSTON TUNNEL
GRAND UNION CANAL COMPANY
GRAND JUNCTION CANAL
NAPTON JUNCTION
BANKS
DESCENT
FLIGHT
PLANNED
LEAVING
WEATHER
PLAN
EFFORT
ROUTE
QUEUE
KEY PART
RUGBY
WATERWAYS
SECTION
RIVER
THAMES
VILLAGE
WARWICKSHIRE
BOATS
CANALS
NORTH OXFORD
UXBRIDGE
OXFORD
GRAND JUNCTION
FLAG
BACK
HEAD
BANBURY
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Definitions

  1. 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.
  2. The Grand Union is a 1920s marriage of historic waterways that even now impresses with the scale of its vision.

Chilterns

  1. Canal cruising holidays on self-drive, traditional narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal through the Chilterns and down to London.
  2. The cruise onwards is through the beautiful Ouzel Valley as the Grand Union starts the rise up the Dunstable Downs before the Chilterns.

Several Canals

  1. Grand Union Canal The Grand Union Canal has been formed by the merging together of several canals in the British capital.

Links London

  1. It lies on the Grand Union Canal, which links London with the Midlands.

Blisworth

  1. Blisworth is a small Northamptonshire village in the UK, alongside the Grand Union canal just north of the famous Blisworth tunnel.

Short Cruise

  1. Treat the family and yourself to a short cruise along the Oxford Canal and even onto the Grand Union canal.

Wide Locks

  1. The Grand Union Canal and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal have some fine scenery but wide locks which can be a bit daunting at first.

Market Harborough

  1. On this part of the Grand Union the famous Foxton Locks are located, near the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough.

River Nene

  1. This was the day that No Problem and Moore2Life were descending the Rothersthorpe flight from the Grand Union Canal to the River Nene.

Foxton Locks

  1. 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.

Leamington

  1. All of the Grand Union Canal and Oxford Canal stretches are open, as are the majority of towpaths in the Leamington and Warwick area.

Wendover

  1. 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).

Gayton Junction

  1. The Grand Union continues until it reaches Gayton Junction, shortly followed by Blisworth.
  2. 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.

Wide Grand Union Canal

  1. From Braunston in the north the wide Grand Union Canal passes through Weedon village, noted for its antique shops, and on to Gayton junction.
  2. Travel north up the rural Oxford Canal then down the wide Grand Union Canal.

North Oxford Canal

  1. This interesting trip takes you down the North Oxford Canal to Braunston where you join the Grand Union Canal heading southwards towards London.

Braunston Tunnel

  1. 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.
  2. From the marina, six locks carry the Grand Union Canal up to Braunston Tunnel, some 2,049 yards (1,874 m) long.

Grand Union Canal Company

  1. 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.

Grand Junction Canal

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Napton Junction

  1. Travel north to Napton Junction and turn left on to the Grand Union.
  2. A short, lock-free section takes us from Braunston Turn to Napton Junction where we turn right onto the Grand Union Canal.

Banks

  1. A newly built contemporary four star hotel located in the heart of Brentford, situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal.
  2. Des Res on the banks of the Grand Union.

Descent

  1. Shortly after Napton Junction, the Grand Union reaches three locks at Calcutt, which begin the descent to the Warwickshire River Avon.

Flight

  1. 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.

Planned

  1. We planned to head back towards Napton Junction turning left onto the Grand Union Canal.

Leaving

  1. 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.

Weather

  1. The weather was perfect and the only traffic on the Grand Union was a few working boats.

Plan

  1. 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.

Effort

  1. You have to make a bit of an effort to get to this very attractive little village on the Grand Union Canal.

Route

  1. 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.

Queue

  1. We very rarely queue for locks on the Grand Union.

Key Part

  1. An Act of Parliament of 1931 was passed authorising a key part of the modernisation scheme of the Grand Union, supported by Government grants.

Rugby

  1. Take the north Oxford Canal from Rugby and join the Grand Union Canal to cruise into Warwick.

Waterways

  1. 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.

Section

  1. For more detail on this section see the History of the Grand Union Canal.
  2. On this section of the Grand Union, a well-known feature is Foxton Locks, a staircase of ten locks.

River

  1. The canal is fed, via the main line of the Grand Union Canal, from the Frays River.

Thames

  1. If you have longer to spare then you can cruise the Oxford Canal, Grand Union Canal and Thames Ring.

Village

  1. This is where the Grand Union meets the Oxford Canal, and the village has done well from the traffic that this meeting brings.
  2. The event takes place at the marina to the east of the village of Crick, Northamptonshire on the Grand Union Canal 's Leicester Arm.
  3. The grand union canal passes close to the village with the Oxford Canal junction called the Napton junction.

Warwickshire

  1. The Grand Union Canal enters Warwickshire by coming in via the south-east by Braunston Junction, just over the border in Northamptonshire by Daventry.

Boats

  1. All the locks on the Grand Union are wide locks, which means 2 boats can do in together.

Canals

  1. The canals passed around Daventry, although the Grand Junction Canal (now Grand Union) passed a few miles north.
  2. A contrast in canals between the rural Stratford Canal and the Grand Union with a fascinating flight of locks through a regenerated city centre.
  3. Relatively few canals were built in southern England or London, (the Grand Union Canal being an exception).

North Oxford

  1. Made a brief journey along the Grand Union before joining the North Oxford, heading for Hawkesbury.

Uxbridge

  1. In the 1980s Zulu Warrior belonged to the Royal Navy as one of two narrowboats based at Uxbridge on the Grand Union.

Oxford

  1. At Braunston the Oxford connects with the Grand Junction section of the Grand Union Canal and heads west.

Grand Junction

  1. The local canal, the Grand Union (formerly the Grand Junction), is considered in detail, as is traditional narrowboat decoration.
  2. 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.

Flag

  1. The Grand Union flag retained the union of the English flag.
  2. 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.
  3. Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted above his base at Prospect Hill.

Back

  1. We turned onto the Grand Union heading back towards Salford junction and met a queue of 5 boats at the top of Garrison locks.
  2. Back at Braunston, it was decided that a half day trip on the Grand Union would be worth the effort.
  3. 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.

Head

  1. As we head towards Braunston and the Grand Union we can sum up the North Oxford Canal in a few sentences.
  2. We head off along the Grand Union canal towards Napton, climbing up the Stockton flight of locks and onto the Southern Oxford canal.
  3. 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.

Banbury

  1. We had meals at the Rock of Gibraltar, The Grand Union at Banbury, and the Plough at Wolvercote, all were very good.

Categories

  1. United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Grand Union Canal
  2. Capitals > London > River Thames > Oxford Canal
  3. Braunston
  4. Castles > Gates > Doors > Locks
  5. Industry > Transportation > Railway > Main Line

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