Slough Arm (Grand Union Canal)

The Slough Arm is a short canal branch from the Grand Union Main Line to Slough in Berkshire.

Angler waving to passengers of passing boat on Slough Arm Slough Arm, Grand Union Canal
Slough Arm  
Length 4.9 miles
Locks None
Maximum boat dimensions
Guide only - weather conditions affect water levels
  • Width
  • Headroom
  • 4.92m 16ft 2"
  • 2.33m 7ft 7"

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This five mile long branch opened in 1882 to serve the brick-making industry. The last commercial traffic was carried in 1960, but as the plans to fill it in were opposed locally, the stretch was re-opened in 1975 and has remained in use since.

See the history of the full and very Grand Union Canal here.