GUC : Aylesbury arm

Start of the walk at Bulbourne junction. Aylesbury arm is to the left.

Start of the walk at Bulbourne junction. Aylesbury arm is to the left.

 

 

Lock number 1. Notice the single gate at the near end, and two half width gates at the far end.

Lock number 1. Notice the single gate at the near end, and two half width gates at the far end.

 

 

Passing underneath the first bridge, the view opens up.

Passing underneath the first bridge, the view opens up.

 

Reflections on the still water on the approach to a lock with the keeper's cottage nearby.

Reflections on the still water on the approach to a lock with the keeper’s cottage nearby.

 

 

Black Jack's lock (no. 4).

Black Jack’s lock (no. 4).

 

 

As the canal passes away from the junction, the rural setting is easier to see.

As the canal passes away from the junction, the rural setting is easier to see.

 

 

Another single lock gate with narrow lock channel.

Another single lock gate with narrow lock channel.

 

 

Lock 8 and bridge 3.... the numbers increase as we head westwards.

Lock 8 and bridge 3…. the numbers increase as we head westwards.

 

 

New wooden bridge and a reminder that there is a village nearby.

New wooden bridge and a reminder that there is a village nearby.

 

 

The long view into the distance.

The long view into the distance.

 

 

In places, the gravel path gives way to grass and the reeds and hedge overhang a little.

In places, the gravel path gives way to grass and the reeds and hedge overhang a little.

 

 

Looking back along the path walked - Chiltern hills in the distance.

Looking back along the path walked – Chiltern hills in the distance.

 

 

Autumnal colours on the wall on the approach to bridge 7.

Autumnal colours on the wall on the approach to bridge 7.

 

 

Canal boat graveyard.

Canal boat graveyard.

 

 

Feathered friend, hoping for some food. No such luck - my sandwiches were eaten on the train journey to the start!

Feathered friend, hoping for some food. No such luck – my sandwiches were eaten on the train journey to the start!

 

 

The breeze trickles the surface of the water as an old brick bridge comes into view.

The breeze trickles the surface of the water as an old brick bridge comes into view.

 

 

Typical narrow lock and half width gates at the far end. The dry lock walls indicate that the lock has not been used recently.

Typical narrow lock and half width gates at the far end. The dry lock walls indicate that the lock has not been used recently.

 

 

Looking backwards on the approach to Aylesbury.

Looking backwards on the approach to Aylesbury.

 

 

Award winning bridge on the approach to Aylesbury.

Award winning bridge on the approach to Aylesbury.

 

 

Panorama of the Aylesbury basin.

Panorama of the Aylesbury basin.

 

 

Looking back from the end. Standing on the embankment looking back towards the Aylesbury basin and the Aylesbury arm.

Looking back from the end. Standing on the embankment looking back towards the Aylesbury basin and the Aylesbury arm.

 

 

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