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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 ✅

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!! 🙂

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 ✅

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/

Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal – Day 1

Turns out while in Scotland, I’ve stared walking anther canal without really meaning too. This time, The Union Canal (Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal).

So far, I’ve (along with Nick and Neil) walked from the very start, which is close to the Falkirk Wheel to Polmont. A distance of 9.58 miles.

Check out the route, we took over at www.strava.com/activities/2441792248



More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/canals/edinburgh-and-glasgow-union-canal/

Grand Union Canal : Long Buckby to Birdingbury Wharf ✅

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/

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 ✅

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/

Grand Union Canal – Stoke Bruerne to Northampton ✅

That’s us just done another part of the Grand Union Canal. This time, we walked from Stoke Bruerne to Northampton. A distance of 9.79 miles. So only around 4 to 5 more days and I can say, I’ve walked all the way from London to Birmingham.

The route we took can be found over at www.strava.com/activities/2076296550

Here are some photos from day 10 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 walk update : 13-Jan-2019

Since we started walking the Grand Union Canal, we have made it from London up to Northampton.

So far it’s taken us 10 days… That’s been broken up into the following…

Total distance so far: 115.56 miles.

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