Aylesbury Arm (Grand Union Canal)

The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal was completed in 1815. Today you can use it as a great way to get out and about on our local canals and waterways every day.

Bates's Boatyard, Puttenham, Aylesbury Arm Bates's Boatyard, Puttenham, Aylesbury Arm
Aylesbury Arm  
Length 6.25 miles
Locks 16 
Maximum boat dimensions
(Guide only - weather conditions can affect water levels)
  • Length
  • Width
  • Draught
  • Headroom
  • 22.57m 74ft
  • 2.13m 7ft
  • 1.29m 4ft 3"
  • 2.28m 7ft 6"

The arm branches off from the Grand Union Canal at Marsworth, near the Tring reservoirs, less than a mile from the start of the Wendover Arm, and heads west for six and a quarter miles to the county town of Buckinghamshire.

Once in Aylesbury you can visit the town's impressive new theatre, take advantage of the many eating and drinking options or visit the Town's County Museum and Roald Dahl Children's Gallery.

Read more about the history of the Grand Union Canal

Days out along the Aylesbury Arm

Aylesbury Arm map

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