GUC : Linslade to Fenny Stratford

An 8 mile walk this time on a partly sunny/partly cloudy May weekend. The last of the moderately easy stretches on the Grand Union Canal. The next one will be a long trek around the edge of Milton Keynes.

This walk starts at Linslade (Leighton Buzzard) and ends at Fenny Stratford.

 

Looking north from the bridge at Linslade

Looking north from the bridge at Linslade

Towpath alongside the supermarket

Towpath alongside the supermarket

Heading towards the first bend and te canal boat hire company

Heading towards the first bend and te canal boat hire company

Canal boats for hire

Canal boats for hire

House with willow beside the narrowed canal

House with willow beside the narrowed canal

Approaching Leighton Lock

Approaching Leighton Lock

Leighton lock

Leighton lock

Bridge 111

Bridge 111

Bridge 110 near old Linslade manor

Bridge 110 near old Linslade manor

Bridge 109

Bridge 109

Bahhhh!

Bahhhh!

Bridge 107 on the approach to Soulbury Three locks - footpath changes side here

Bridge 107 on the approach to Soulbury Three locks – footpath changes side here

Looking down on Soulbury Three locks

Looking down on Soulbury Three locks

Lowest of the three locks at Soulbury

Lowest of the three locks at Soulbury

Smoke from the chimney on this cool day

Smoke from the chimney on this cool day

About to close the lower lock gates on the lowest lock, three boats inside going up the locks

About to close the lower lock gates on the lowest lock, three boats inside going up the locks

New line of trees north of Soulbury

New line of trees north of Soulbury

Bridge 106 at Stoke Hammond - spot the heron!

Bridge 106 at Stoke Hammond – spot the heron!

Heron!

Heron!

That's where we are - 4 miles into this walk

That’s where we are – 4 miles into this walk

Meanders

Meanders

Bridge 104 and Stoke Hammond lock

Bridge 104 and Stoke Hammond lock

Bridge 104 and Stoke Hammond lock

Bridge 104 and Stoke Hammond lock

Bridge 102

Bridge 102

Moorings north of bridge 102

Moorings north of bridge 102

Looking back to bridge 102

Looking back to bridge 102

Bridges 99 ans 99A

Bridges 99 ans 99A

Looking back to bridge 99

Looking back to bridge 99

New houses north of bridge 99

New houses north of bridge 99

Riverside scene to the south of bridge 98

Riverside scene to the south of bridge 98

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Bridge 97 and a pipe bridge in front of it

Bridge 97 and a pipe bridge in front of it

New private basin at Fenny Stratford

New private basin at Fenny Stratford

Bridge 96 at Fenny Stratford

Bridge 96 at Fenny Stratford

Information panel at Fenny Stratford Lock

Information panel at Fenny Stratford Lock

Limitations of Fenny Stratford swing bridge

Limitations of Fenny Stratford swing bridge

Fenny Stratford Lock

Fenny Stratford Lock

Looking north from Fenny Stratford lock

Looking north from Fenny Stratford lock


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