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Walking Holiday on The Grand Union Canal Towpath

Walking Holiday in England on
The Grand Union Canal
between Birmingham and the Thames at Kew
via Leamington Spa, Stony Stratford and Tring

The Grand Union Canal Towpath walk is 147 miles long, starting in Gas Street Basin in Birmingham, passing through the beautiful rural countryside of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns, and ending at the Thames Lock at Brentford.

The Grand Union Canal is the longest canal in United Kingdom and the walk can be extended by walking on the Thames Path to the centre of London.
Walking holiday on the Grand Union Canal Towpath with Let's Go Walking
Grand Union Canal on walking holiday on Grand Union Canal with Lets Go Walking
Online booking available
Grand Union Canal Towpath
11 day itinerary
Birmingham to The Thames at Kew
9 days walking/10 nights
Suggested Tour Duration:
9 days walking
10 nights
Total Distance:
147 miles
Min/max daily distance:
12/18 miles
Average Daily distance:
16 miles
Grading:
easy
Features:

Gas Street Basin in Birmingham
Iron Trunk Aqueduct at Cosgrove
Hatton Flight of 21 locks
Royal Military Depot at Weedon Bec
Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne
Kew Gardens
Syon Park House and Gardens
  Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive Birmingham
Day 2: Gas Street Basin to Knowle                  16 miles
Day 3: Knowle to Leamington Spa                    17 miles
Day 4: Leamington Spa to Braunston               16 miles
Day 5: Baunston to Blisworth                           18 miles
Day 6: Blisworth to Stony Stratford                12 miles
Day 7: Stony Stratford to Leighton Buzzard   18 miles
Day 8: Leighton Buzzard to Berkhamsted         16 miles
Day 9:
Berkhamsted to Harefield                    18 miles
Day 10: Harefield to Kew                               16 miles
Optional Day:Kew to central London             14 miles
Day 11: Depart after breakfast
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

This walking holiday on the Grand Union Canal connects with The Oxford Canal at Napton and Braunston
The Shakespeares Way at West Drayton
The Thames Path at Kew
Knowle Locks on walking holiday on Grand Union Canal with Lets Go Walking
Globe Inn Leighton Buzzard on walking holiday on the Grand Union Canal Towpath

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the Grand Union Canal Towpath

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • map of Grand Union Canal Towpath
Grand Union Canal
Birmingham to Thames at Kew
11 day itinerary:
9 days walking and 10 nights
£1,030pp
dbl/twin
£1,420pp
single occ
£1,520pp
solo traveller
Book Grand Union Canal walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change
Extra nights from £59 per person
depending on location

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Grand Union Canal Towpath

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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