Category: Grand Union Canal

Walked so many canals

I’ve walked so many canals in England over the last number of years! So far done the Erewash Canal, Grand Union Canal (main line), Grantham Canal, Northampton Arm (Grand Union Canal), Nottingham & Beeston Canal, Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal) and Regent’s Canal.

Think so far, the Grand Union Canal (main line) has been my favourite! Mainly because, I can say I’ve walked the whole way from London to Birmingham.

Now in the process of walking the Kennet and Avon Canal and Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal).

The map below, shows all the canals and other walks, I’ve done since 6th October 2016. When I got my Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS smart watch.

Want to make a map like this? Then check out www.veloviewer.com.

Most miles (84.79) walked in a week!

WOW! Go me, that’s me just walked 84.79 miles in a single week! Which has recorded using a GPS watch and not worked out using steps! The most miles, I think I’ve ever done a single week!

During the week, I walked the whole of Grantham Canal and back again! Also made a start walking the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal.




Grand Union Canal βœ…

That’s me (along with Cooper and Mark G), just walked the whole of the Grand Union Canal from London to Birmingham. Which took us 16 days, but three of them, include doing the Paddington, Northampton and Slough arms.

The total distance walked, including the arms was 189.43 miles! Now to start planning our new long distance walk!! πŸ™‚

Check out today’s route at www.strava.com/activities/2671469716





More photos from the whole walk, can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/england/grand-union-canal/

Grand Union Canal walk update : 05-Aug-2019

Since we started walking the Grand Union Canal, we’ve made it from London up to Olton. So only one day left and we will, have walked the whole way from London to Birmingham!!

So far it’s taken us 15 days… It’s been broken up into the following…

Total distance so far: 181.63 miles.

Grand Union Canal : Birdingbury Wharf to Warwick βœ…

That’s us just done another part of the Grand Union Canal. This time, we walked from Birdingbury Wharf to Warwick (Warwick Parkway railway station). A distance of 11.65 miles.

The route we took can be found over at www.strava.com/activities/2493511514.

Here are some photos from day 13 of our Grand Union Canal walk.



More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/england/grand-union-canal/

Grand Union Canal : Long Buckby to Birdingbury Wharf βœ…

That’s us just done another part of the Grand Union Canal. This time, we walked from Long Buckby to Birdingbury Wharf. A distance of 14.54 miles.

The route we took can be found over at www.strava.com/activities/2381297851 and www.strava.com/activities/2381427436. It’s in two parts, due to my GPS watch going flat. So had to change over to using my phone.

Here are some photos from day 12 of our Grand Union Canal walk.




More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/england/grand-union-canal/

I’ve now walked the following canals

I’ve walked the full length of the following canals:-

How many miles to Braunston…

This photo gallery and map, will give you a great idea of how many miles, it is to walk, from London to Braunston along the Grand Union Canal. So looking forward to getting to Braunston, after seeing so many signs for it!

Grand Union Canal – Blisworth to Long Buckby βœ…

That’s us just done another part of the Grand Union Canal. This time, we walked from Blisworth to Long Buckby. A distance of 14.26 miles.

The route we took can be found over at www.strava.com/activities/2273017671

Here are some photos from day 11 of our Grand Union Canal walk.



9 miles to Braunston

More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/england/grand-union-canal/

Poll: Which canal to cycle/walk next?

I’ve still got a long way till, the end of the Grand Union Canal. But I am already thinking, which canal should I take on next!

So far I’ve done:-

So which of these, ones do you think, I should take on next?

Which canal to cycle/walk next?

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