Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday
from Stony Stratford to Kew, London
In Southern England
5 nights and 4 days walking
Moderate Paced

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

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Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday
(Moderate Paced )
Walking Holiday in The Midlands and Southern England
from Stony Stratford to The Thames at Kew London
via Milton Keynes, Chilterns, Tring and Watford.

This section of the Grand Union Canal Towpath walk is 68 miles long, starting in Stony Stratford, passing through the beautiful rural countryside of Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns, and ending at the Thames Lock at Brentford.

The Grand Union Canal is the longest canal in United Kingdom and the walk can be extended by walking on the Thames Path to the centre of London.

This Grand Union Canal walking holiday connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use a selection of guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays.
Our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm during our walking season (March to September) to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

All our walking holidays are self-guided and you must be a confident map reader and able to navigate from a compass bearing.  The weather in the UK and Ireland can change quickly effecting visibility and underfoot conditions. It is important to carry a selection of clothing with you on your hike each day to cope with changing weather conditions. If you are not confident of completing any days walk, do not set out.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to September and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday
Stony Stratford to Kew
in England UK
6 day itinerary

4 days walking and 5 nights
Moderate Paced

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1:arrive Stony Stratford
Optional Day:optional extra day in Stony Stratford
Day 2:Stony Stratford to Leighton Buzzard18 miles
Day 3:Leighton Buzzard to Berkhamsted16 miles
Day 4:Berkhamsted to Harefield18 miles
Day 5:Harefield to Brentford/Kew16 miles
Optional Day:optional extra day in Brentford/Kew
Optional Day:optional extra day walking
Brentford/Kew to Central London
14 miles
Day 6:depart Brentford/Kew
Prices per person for Grand Union Canal
6 day itinerary 5 nights
Double or Twin
Single Occupancy
travelling with others

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £64.00 per person
depending on location

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday
Stony Stratford to Kew
Suggested Tour Duration
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
68 miles/109 kms
Min/max daily distance:
16/18 miles
Average Daily distance:
17 miles
Kew Gardens
Syon Park House and Gardens
This route connects with:
Shakespeares Way
The Ridgeway
Thames Path

Please note the Grand Union Canal Race will take place on Sat 25th May 2024.
This affects the availability of accommodation in Birmingham and your enjoyment of the canal towpath. 
Therefore when booking your walking holiday on Grand Union Canal we suggest you avoid this date.

What’s included
in your Grand Union Canal walking holiday
in The Midlands, Southern England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • 1:50,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Grand Union Canal walking holiday in The Midlands, Southern England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

What’s not included
in your Grand Union Canal walking holiday in The Midlands, Southern England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252

March to September 9am to 9pm
October to February 9am to 5pm
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October to February 7pm to 3am EADT
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October to February 4am to 12noon EST

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday
How to get there:

  • By Plane  to London, Luton or Birmingham  where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to Birmingham area or Stony Stratford where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Birmingham or Stony Stratford 

This is 147 miles along the United Kingdom’s longest canal from Birmingham to The Thames at Kew.

This is one of our Canal Walking Holidays and also one of our Southern England Walking Holidays.

Grand Union Canal Towpath walking holiday with Let's Go Walking