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Leighton Buzzard To Cassiobury Park

Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.

Departure Point:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 51.181 miles, 98 locks, 0 movable bridges and 0 tunnels. Which will take 5 days, 5 hours and 14 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Head South from the hire base in Leighton Buzzard through the beautiful Chiltern hills until you reach the pretty settlement of Marsworth. Can you spy the lion cut in the chalk at Whipsnade hill? Nature lovers will enjoy a stopover at one of the reservoirs at Marworth, which have been turned into Nature reserves. Don’t forget your binoculars and try to spot Herons, Swans, Dunlins and Common Sandpipers. Once you are ready to carry on, you need to work your way through the 7 Bulbourne locks. Now you cruise along a 3-mile cutting which is usually teeming with Kingfishers, so don’t put your binoculars away just yet. The canal starts to descend towards London now and passes pretty villages and even prettier countryside until you reach Cassiobury Park, which is also the turning point for your canal journey this time.

Places of interest on the Leighton Buzzard To Cassiobury Park route

Places to visit & highlights on the canal itself

Grand Union Canal Cassiobury Park
Marsworth Lock No42
Tring Reservoir
College Lake Nature Reserve
College Lake
Marsworth Lock No37
Bridge 120
Canal Fields
Seabrook Lock No36
Bridge 114
Ivinghoe Lock No33
Bridge 115B
Bottom Side Lock No57
Lock No52
Home Park Lock No70
Sewer Lock No58
Lock No59
Fishery Lock No63
Cassiobury Park Lock No. 75
Iron Bridge Lock No77

Top Rated Pubs And Restaurants On to Near the Canal

The Rising Sun
Cafe the Vibes
The Rex
The Boat, Berkhamsted
College Lake
The Grove Lock
The Bottle Neck Blues Bar
Thai Cottage
Olive Tree Restaurant
K2 Balti House
Fred & Ginger Coffee
The Paper Mill, Apsley
The Red Lion
Oscars Pizza Co
The Ship
The Steam Coach
Berkhamsted Brewery Shop
The White Horse

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Further reading and learning about the Leighton Buzzard To Cassiobury Park route


Related Nicholson Guide:
Grand Union, Oxford & the South East - Nicholson Guide No 1

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