GUC : Wendover arm

Time for a slight diversion – this day (a Friday) the trains were running normally to both Tring and Wendover, allowing me to take in the partly un-navigable Wendover arm of the canal.

 

Start of the Wendover Arm at Bulbourne junction

Start of the Wendover Arm at Bulbourne junction

 

Underneath the first bridge

Underneath the first bridge

Overgrown hedges at the side impinge on the path

Overgrown hedges at the side impinge on the path

Gamnel bridge

Gamnel bridge

Flour Mill

Flour Mill

Tree blossom after Gamnel bridge

Tree blossom after Gamnel bridge

Canal at Tringford pumping station

Canal at Tringford pumping station

Remains of the stop lock

Remains of the stop lock

Little Tring bridge number 3 (award winning)

Little Tring bridge number 3 (award winning)

Another view of Little Tring bridge number 3 (award winning)

Another view of Little Tring bridge number 3 (award winning)

End of the navigation at Little Tring

End of the navigation at Little Tring

Canal immediately after the base of works

Canal immediately after the base of works

Pat Saunders bridge

Pat Saunders bridge

Muddy canal bed at bridge 4

Muddy canal bed at bridge 4

Current location of works just before Chiltern Bridge

Current location of works just before Chiltern Bridge

£450 per metre of canal for the reinstatement!

£450 per metre of canal for the reinstatement!

Bird of prey hovering over the canal on a hunting session

Bird of prey hovering over the canal on a hunting session

Clear water showing the recent work below the low water level

Clear water showing the recent work below the low water level

This section of the canal was recently re-watered to a low level lending completion of other works

This section of the canal was recently re-watered to a low level lending completion of other works

Another blockade to control the water level in this section

Another blockade to control the water level in this section

Saxon Way bridge

Saxon Way bridge

Buckland Wharf bridge

Buckland Wharf bridge

A41 culvert

A41 culvert

Looking back towards Upper Icknield Way (A4011)

Looking back towards Upper Icknield Way (A4011)

Wellonhead bridge

Wellonhead bridge

Vertical spurs on this overhanging branch

Vertical spurs on this overhanging branch

Deliberate narrowing of this section

Deliberate narrowing of this section

Harelane bridge

Harelane bridge

Rothschild bridge

Rothschild bridge

Halton bridge

Halton bridge

On the curve at Halton

On the curve at Halton

Perch bridge

Perch bridge

Tree blossom overhangs the canal path after Perch bridge

Tree blossom overhangs the canal path after Perch bridge

Footbridge 11

Footbridge 11

Narrow plank bridge (footbridge 11)

Narrow plank bridge (footbridge 11)

End of the navigation just after Wendover basin

End of the navigation just after Wendover basin

No entry - small fenced in culvert

No entry – small fenced in culvert

 

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