Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday
from Birmingham to Kew, London
In The Midlands and
Southern England
16 nights and 15 days walking
Standard 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

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

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

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

The Grand Union Canal Towpath walk is 147 miles long, starting in Gas Street Basin in Birmingham, passing through the beautiful rural countryside of Warickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and the Chiltons, 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 high quality 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.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October 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.

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday
(Standard Paced)
from Birmingham to Kew, London
17 Day Itinerary
15 days walking and 16 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Birmingham
Day 2: Birmingham Gas Street Basin to Acocks Green  8 miles
Day 3: Acocks Green to Apworth                                    12 miles
Day 4: Apworth to Leamington Spa                                 13 miles
Day 5: Leamington Spa to Long Itchington                       7 miles
Day 6: Long Itchington to Daventry                                 12 miles
Day 7: Daventry to Weedon Bec                                         7 miles
Day 8: Weedon Bec to Blisworth                                        8 miles
Day 9:
Blisworth to Stony Stratford                                  12 miles
Day 10: Stony Stratford to Fenny Stratford                       11 miles
Day 11: Fenny Stratford to Ivinghoe                                   13 miles
Day 12: Ivinghoe to Berkhamsted                                      10 miles
Day 13: Berkhamsted to Hunton Bridge                             9 miles
Day 14: Hunton Bridge to Harefield                                    9 miles
Day 15: Harefield to Hayes                                                  9 miles
Day 16: Hayes to Brentford/Kew                                        7 miles
Optional Day: walking Kew to central London                14 miles
Day 17: Depart after breakfast

£1,648pp
dbl/twin

£2,272pp
single occ

£2,432pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location

Grand Union Canal Walking Holiday
Birmingham to Kew
Suggested Tour Duration
:
16 nights, 15 days walking
Total Distance:
147 miles/235 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Gas Street Basin in Birmingham
Iron Trunk Aqueduct at Cosgrove
Hatton Flight of 21 locks
Royal Military Depot at Weedon Bec
Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne
Kew Gardens
Syon Park House and Gardens
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
Shakespeares Way
The Ridgeway
Thames Path

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
  • OS 1:25,000 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.

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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