The Grand Union Challenge – Walk it, Jog it, Run it or CRUISE IT!
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Mon Jun 15, 2015 at 11:07am

London to the Chiltern Hills. Walk, Jog, or Run it. Happening on the 27/28 June 2015

A fantastic event is going to be held on the 27th and 28th of June along the Grand Union Canal, which just happens to be the longest waterway in Britain and right on our door step!

On the 27th June Saturday morning walkers, runners and joggers will set off from Central London at Little Venice and start the 100km trip all the way to the Chiltern Hills.

They will travel along the towpath through fantastic country side taking in the wonders of the canal system. Now you may not fancy walking, jogging or running the route, but you could cruise it!

Cruising Along The Grand Union Canal

There's plenty to see along the Grand Union Canal. Starting from the heart of London, it leads you out into the rolling Chiltern Hills, through rural Northamptonshire & Warwickshire and into the Birmingham suburbs.

A Few Wonderful Sights You Will See Along The Way:

  • The magnificent Iron Trunk Aqueduct
  • Hatton Lock Flight
  • The Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne
  • The Paddington Arm runs through a lively and attractive area of West London
  • The Slough Arm is an unexpectedly green and rural bit of canal, passing through the pretty town of Iver.

Planning Your Cruise

If you decide to go on a long cruise then planning ahead is always advisable. Read our article on planning a long cruise.

For more information on the Grand Union Challenge follow this link