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Wendover Arm, taken from Little Tring Bridge

Wendover Arm (Grand Union Canal)

The Wendover Arm Canal originally linked the Grand Union Canal at Bulbourne near Star Top End in Hertfordshire to the town of Wendover in Buckinghamshire.

Wendover Arm Canal

Length6.5 miles

Maximum boat dimensions

Length21.95m 72ft
Width2.13m 7ft

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The main purpose of the Wendover Arm was to supply water to the summit level of the Grand Junction Canal. Opened in 1799, the canal is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) miles long, but has been unnavigable since 1897. It is currently being reconstructed by the Wendover Arm Trust, and Phase 1 of the project, the first 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the junction at Bulbourne, was completed and reopened in 2005.

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