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Canal Holiday Map England and Wales have over two thousand


miles of rivers and canals that can be navigated aboard a narrow boat.


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Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd


The large map shows three sets of figures between black dots, the first being distance in miles, then number of locks and then in black the cruising time in hours.


Leighton/Linslade is situated on the northern edge of the Chiltern Hills, just


an hour’s journey by road or rail from London. Linslade adjoins the Market Town of


Leighton Buzzard which over the last hundred years has become famous for its sand. Much of this sand was transported by Narrow Gauge Railway to the canal and loaded aboard narrow boats. Many of these loading wharves can still be seen today.


The Grand Union Canal was one of the last


canals to be built and opened in 1805 to provide a direct route from the Oxford Canal at Braunston to the River Thames at London. It has many outstanding engineering achievements like the Blisworth and Braunston tunnels, the aqueducts at Cosgrove and Milton Keynes and the Weedon embankments.


Many of our experienced customers


returning from holiday have commented how the southern Grand Union is one of the most beautiful, varied and quietest of canals with excellent pubs and leisure facilities.


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