The Grand Union Canal - from Berkhamstead south to Cassiobury Park.

Canal Locks, Bridges and features on the Grand Union Canal in England as it heads from Gas 2 Lock 52 to Cassiobury Park via Apsley.


The following is a continuation from our Slapton, Marsworth Locks, Bulbourne, Northchurch - Grand Union Canal item.
Yet again this section of the Grand Union Canal is excellent for use by cyclists and walkers - the towpath is not always that wide but is in generally very good condition. There are a few canal locks along the route but these are fairly spaced out - nothing to exercise narrow-boat owners compared with the huge lock flights further north.
The countryside and surroundings are beautiful to go through and this is especially so in the Autumn as the leaves on the trees change their colours - providing as good a display as you will find anywhere. A good example of the colours from the Autumn leaves is shown below at Hunton Lock.
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Gas2 Lock (52) on The Grand Union Canal
Gas 2 Lock 52
Berkhamstead Foot Bridge - Grand Union Canal, England.
Foot Bridge
Berkhamstead Footbridge
Foot
Bridge
Berkhamstead Lock 53 on The Grand Union Canal
Lock 53
Large lockgates at Berkhamstead Lock 53 - Grand Union Canal, England.
Lock 53
Berkhamstead road bridge over the Grand Union Canal, England.
Road Bridge
Bridge 141 (footbridge) - Grand Union Canal, England.
Bridge
141
Bridge 141 crosses over The Grand Union Canal, England.
Bridge 141
Ravens Lane Lock no.54, Grand Union Canal, England.
Raven's Lane Lock 54
Grand Union Canal crossed by Canal Bridge 142
Bridge 142

Berkhamstead and the Grand Union Canal.

As the Canal passes Berkhamstead it is well worth leaving the canal at Bridge 141 and taking the short walk up Castle Street into the centre of the town. There are several old buildings including several belonging to Berkhamstead School and also a really nicely shaped church (St. Peters). Berkhamstead also had a very relevant connection with the Grand Union Canal in that during 1932 Job East's Timber Yard produced more than 200 Lock Gates. These were used on renovation and improvements on the Warwick section of the canal. Berkhamstead also has a castle which is located on the other side of the adjacent railway lines by Bridge 141 - in reality there is not a lot see since Berkhamstead Castle is ruined and mostly consists of the remains of the castle walls.
Imposing canal lockgates at Rising Sun lock 55 on the Grand Union Canal, England.
Rising Sun Lock55
Berkhamsted footbridge over the Grand Union Canal in England.
Foot Bridge
Grand Union Canal Bridge 143 in Southern England.
Bridge 143
Top Side Lock 56 and The Grand Union Canal, England.
Top Side Lock 56
Looking through the lockgates into Top Side Lock 56 on The Grand Union Canal.
Top Side Lock56
Bank Mill Bridge no.44, Grand Union Canal, England.
Bankmill Bridge 144
Bottom Side Lock no.57 on the Grand Union Canal, England.
Bottom Side Lock 57
Sewer Lock no.58 on The Grand Union Canal.
Sewer Lock 58
Grand Union Canal Bridge 145
Bridge 145
Bridge 146 crossing The Grand Union Canal, England.
Bridge 146
The Grand Union Canal and Winkwell Lock no. 59
Winkwell Lock 59
Winkwell Lock 60 - Grand Union Canal, England.
Winkwell Lock 60
Huge lockgates at Winkwell Lock 60 on the Grand Union Canal, England.
Winkwell Lock60
Winkwell Swing Bridge no.147
Winkwell
Swing
bridge 147
Winkwell Lock 61 on the Grand Union Canal in England.
Winkwell Lock 61
Grand Union Canal - Winkwell Lock 61 lockgates.
Winkwell Lock 61
Railway Bridge near Winkwell - Grand Union Canal, England.
Railway bridge
Grand Union Canal and Box Moor TopLock 62
Boxmoor Top Lock62
Lock Gates at Box Moor Toplock - The Grand Union Canal, England.
Boxmoor Toplock
Grand Union Canal Pipe Bridge next to Bridge 148
Pipe Bridge
Grand Union Canal Bridge number 148
Bridge 148
Fishery Lock no.63, The Grand Union Canal
Fishery Lock 63
Grand Union Canal Bridge 149
Bridge 149
Bridge no.150 - Grand Union Canal, England.
Bridge 150
Boxmoor Lock no.64 on the Grand Union Canal in England.
Boxmoor Lock 64
Grand Union Canal Bridge no.151
Bridge 151
Bridge 152 crossing The Grand Union Canal in England.
Bridge 152
Apsley Lock 65 - The Grand Union Canal, England.
Apsley Lock 65
Grand Union Canal Bridge 153
Bridge 153
Apsley Lock no.66 - Grand Union Canal, England.
Apsley Lock 66
Grand Union Canal Apsley Lock no.66
Apsley Lock 66
Apsley road bridge - Grand Union Canal, England.
Apsley Road Bridge
Apsley Lock 67 on the Grand Union Canal.
Apsley Lock 67
Lockgates at Apsley Lock 67 on The Grand Union Canal.
Apsley Lock 67
Grand Union Canal Foot Bridge at Apsley
Footbridge
Grand Union Canal Bridge no.154
Bridge 154
Pipe Bridge near Hemel Hempstead - Grand Union Canal, England.
Pipe Bridge
Nash Mill Lock 68 - The Grand Union Canal
Nash Mill Lock 68
Red Lion Lock no.69 - The Grand Union Canal in England.
Red Lion Lock 69
Grand Union Canal Pipe Bridge near Bridge 155
Pipe Bridge
Grand Union Canal Bridge 155
Bridge 155
Canal Pipe Bridge at Kings Langley, Grand Union Canal, England.
Pipe Bridge
Kings Langley railway bridge crossing the Grand Union Canal, England.
Railway Bridge
Grand Union Canal Cable Bridge
Cable Bridge
Bridge 157 going over The Grand Union Canal, England.
Bridge 157
Kings Langley Lock 69a lockgates - Grand Union Canal in England.
Kings Langley Lock69a
Grand Union Canal Bridge no.158
Bridge 158
Home Park Lock no.70 - Grand Union Canal, England.
Home Park Lock 70
Grand Union Canal - Canal Bridge no.159a
Bridge 159a
Grand Union Canal, Canal Bridge no.157
Bridge 159

m25 bridge crossing the Grand Union Canal at Kings Langley
M25 bridge

Lock Gates at North Grove Lock - Grand Union Canal, England.
North Grove Lock 71

The Lock House at North Grove on the Grand Union Canal.
North Grove Lock 71

Hunton Bridge 162 - Grand Union Canal, England.
Hunton Bridge 162

Hunton Bridge Lock 72 - Grand Union Canal in England.
Hunton Bridge Lock 72

Hunton foot bridge - Grand Union Canal, England.
Hunton foot bridge

Hunton Bridge Lock 73 lockgates on The Grand Union Canal, England.
Hunton Bridge Lock 73

Lockgates at Hunton Bridge Lock - Grand Union Canal.
Lock Gates Lock 73

Road Bridge over the Grand Central Canal near Hunton
Road Bridge

foot and road bridge over the Grand Union Canal in Southern England.
Foot+Road Bridge

Motorway bridge over the Grand Union Canal, England.
M25 bridge

Lady Capels Lock 74 lockgates - Grand Union Canal, England.
Lady Capel's Lock 74

Grand Union Canal and Lady Capel's Lock 74
Lady Capel's Lock 74

Grand Union Canal Bridge 163 crosses the Canal
Bridge 163

The Grove Bridge no.164 - Grand Union Canal, England.
The Grove Bridge 164

Bridge 165 and Pipe going across The Grand Union Canal, England.
Bridge 165 and Pipe

Grand Union Canal Bridge 165.
Bridge 165

Bridge 166 - Autumn along The Grand Union Canal, England.
Bridge 166

Grand Union Canal Bridge 166
Bridge 166

Cassiobury Park Lock 75 - Grand Union Canal in England.
Cassiobury Park Lock 75

Cassiobury Park Lock Gates (lock75) - Grand Union Canal, England.
Cassiobury Park Lock Gates75

Lock 76 Cassiobury Park on The Grand Union Canal.
Lock
76
Cassiobury Park

 

The Lock House at Cassiobury Park Lock - Grand Union Canal, England.
Lock House Cassiobury Park Lock

Cassiobury Park Lock lockgates - The Grand Union Canal in England.
Lock 76 Cassiobury Park

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