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Stoppages on the Grand Union Canal

A map of the Grand Union Canal

The map displays a range of services available on the Grand Union Canal. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.


to see the complete range of services available on the canal.

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A brief history of the Grand Union Canal

Canal Details

Summarised data for all 9 branches:

Canal length : 238 miles
Locks : 227

The original Grand Junction Canal ran from Birmingham to London, is 137 miles long and has 166 locks. The canal was built at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, providing a more direct route between the 2 cities.

The Grand Union Canal (as it is now called) has several arms or branches, these were often built independantly but have been amalgamated over the years to form the current canal.

The largest addition to the system was the Leicester Section or what was formerly called the Leicester Line. This runs from Norton Junction to Leicester and on to the River Trent.

For more detailed information, follow the links below: