All entries for July 2007

July 27, 2007

Grand Union Canal – Leighton Buzzard to Fenny Stratford

Follow-up to Grand Union Canal – Tring to Leighton Buzzard from Garden, House, Walking, Other...

8.2 miles and minimal ascent made a very easy day of walking.
guc6


Grand Union Canal – Tring to Leighton Buzzard

Follow-up to Grand Union Canal – Apsley to Tring from Garden, House, Walking, Other...

26/7 – Tring Station to Leighton Buzzard station.
11.3 miles and minimal ascent.
Weather – showery in the morning but fairly heavy for the last three miles or so. I say fairly heavy because it wasn’t a patch on last week but still managed to soak me!
Guc5
I discovered my purpose in life was startling ducks.
Ducks

After the walk, and with horrific blisters built up over the week I hobbled over to baker street and spent £100 on shoes. The shoe shop assistants were bemused that I decided to buy shoes that made me limp when I was trying them on!


July 25, 2007

Grand Union Canal – Apsley to Tring

Follow-up to Grand Union Canal – Denham to Apsley from Garden, House, Walking, Other...

A short one today – only 9.6 miles.
Weather – mostly fine with occasional showers in the afternoon
Path Quality good
GUC4
Had lunch in a pub in berkhamsted to escape one of the showers and saw this pretty building afterwards.
Berkhamstead


July 24, 2007

Grand Union Canal – Denham to Apsley

Follow-up to Grand Union Canal – Southall to Denham from Garden, House, Walking, Other...

24/7 – Denham Station to Apsley Station
13.8 miles, 19 locks worth of ascent plus bridges.
Weather – Very sunny and hot.
I’m exhausted, hence no photos!
GUC 3


July 23, 2007

Grand Union Canal – Southall to Denham

Follow-up to Grand Union Canal – Paddington to Southall from Garden, House, Walking, Other...

23/7 – Southall Station to Denham Station
11.8 miles, minimal ascent (4 locks plus bridges and a small hill at the end!)
Weather – Dry but cloudy throughout. Path quality good.
GUC2

Bulls Bridge – where my route joined the Grand Union Main Branch
Bulls Bridge

Harefield Marina
Marina


Grand Union Canal – Paddington to Southall

22/7 – London Paddington Station to Southall Station, following the Grand Union Canal
13 miles, negligible ascent
Weather – Fine to a little on the warm side. Path quality generally good – a little muddy in places, but surprisingly dry given the state of britain at the moment!
GUC1

Some sights:
Mural

Heron


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