3.6 of 5 (11 votes)

The Grand Union Canal in Herts

A leisurely walk (canal) in Aylesbury Vale, England, about 9.60km (5.97 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 34m (111ft)
Descent 3m (9ft)
Max. Elevation 140m (459ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 37m (120ft)
Start & End
Distance 9.60km
Duration ~2:45h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 29 Jan 2014
This Hertfordshire walk takes in an enjoyable stretch of the Grand Union Canal in Hertfordshire. The route runs between two stations, Cheddington and Tring, but there are several buses serving the nearby towns as well. There's a cracking pub halfway along as well, so worth planning your day to include a stop there.

Walk Functions


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Take the train to Cheddington.
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Cross under the main road at Ivinghoe Bridge.
About 1.51 km (~0.94 miles) from
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Under the railway line and on to Cooks Wharf.
About 1.78 km (~1.11 miles) from
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Time for a pint. Head for the Red Lion, just a short hop from the canal: www.thegoodpubguide.co.uk/pub/view/Red-Lion-HP23-4LU
About 1.49 km (~0.93 miles) from
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Cross over the bridge in Marsworth to rejoin the canal path.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
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If time allows, take a short diversion to the College Lake Wildlife Centre, a good spot for a bit of birding: www.bbowt.org.uk/reserves/college-lake
About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
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At the bridge near Tring, cross over to the opposite bank for the station, or into Tring town for the bus.
About 0.93 km (~0.58 miles) from
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The route finishes at Tring Station, a little way from the town.
About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from

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