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Walk around Marsworth

The Marsworth Reservoirs act as a magnet for anglers, dog walkers, boaters, birdwatchers and walkers, especially over a sunny weekend, but few ever really venture much beyond the car parks and tearooms.

Boy by lock gate Marsworth Locks, Grand Union Canal

This walk is from iFootpath, a website and App to inspire people to get out and enjoy beautiful walks across the UK. Visit their website for full route information and maps.

The walk begins with a flight of locks along the Grand Union Canal, before heading down a stretch of the partially restored Wendover Arm. The route then diverts into open countryside before regaling the walker with a magnificent view of the large Wilstone Reservoir, one of four on this walk.

Here there is an option to enter a bird hide to view the many species who call this water their home at different times of the year. The other reservoirs follow, making this a relaxing six miles of relatively easy walking following a circular route. Allow a good couple of hours to complete the walk, longer if you want to linger.

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The walk starts at Startops Reservoir, which is clearly signposted as one of the Marsworth Reservoirs on the B489 linking the A41 to the north east of Aston Clinton and Linslade. Marsworth lies in a little remnant of Hertfordshire to the north of Tring, and can also be reached using the Wingrave Road out of the town off the B488. Use the postcode HP23 4LJ.

Start point: Queen Victoria statue in Blagrave Street

End point: Queen Victoria statue in Blagrave Street

Distance: three miles

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