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Self-Guided Walking Holidays in the UK
Walking Holiday in England on The Grand Union Canal
between Birmingham and the Thames at Kew
via Leamington Spa, Stony Stratford and Tring
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.
Union Canal Towpath
17 day itinerary
Birmingham to The Thames at Kew
15 days walking/16 nights
Tour Duration: 15 days walking
16 nights Total Distance: 147 miles Min/max daily distance: 7/13 miles Average Daily distance: 10 miles Grading: easy
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
Syon Park House and Gardens
Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive Birmingham Day 2: Gas Street Basin to Acocks Green
8 miles Day 3: Acocks Green to Apworth
miles Day 4: Apworth to Leamington Spa 13
miles Day 5: Leamington Spa to Long Itchington 7
miles Day 6: Long Itchington to Daventry 12
miles Day 7: Daventry to Weedon Bec 7
miles Day 8: Weedon Bec to Blisworth 8
Day 9: Blisworth to Stony Stratford
12 miles Day 10: Stony Stratford to Fenny Stratford 11
miles Day 11: Fenny Stratford to Ivinghoe 13
miles Day 12: Ivinghoe to Berkhamsted 10
miles Day 13: Berkhamsted to Hunton Bridge
9 miles Day 14: Hunton Bridge to Harefield 9
miles Day 15: Harefield to Hayes 9
miles Day 16: Hayes to Brentford/Kew 7
miles Optional Day:Kew to central London 14
miles Day 18:
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.
Birmingham to Thames at Kew
17 day itinerary: 15 days walking and 16 nights
£2,272pp single occ
£2,432pp solo traveller
prices subject to change
Extra nights from £59
depending on location
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
map of Grand Union Canal Towpath
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.
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Grand Union Canal Towpath
upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels,
transfers back to car or station
inn to inn walks
Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.
UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252
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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.
to get there
Plane to Birmingham or London By Car to Birmingham By Train / Bus to Birmingham or London