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News article created on 22 October 2014

Towpath improvements completed in Watford

Work has now completed on our towpath improvement project along the Grand Union Canal in Watford, transforming this much loved route for the many walkers, cyclists, boaters and joggers who use it every day.

Costing £350,000, two miles of towpath have been resurfaced from Bridge Road, Langleybury to Home Park Industrial Estate in Kings Langley and from Iron Bridge Lock at Cassiobury Park to Moor Lock at Croxley Green.

We've had help from Hertfordshire County Council, Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council to fund this project. The new towpath will allow easy access to the waterway and the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside and parkland.

Real difference 

James Clifton, enterprise manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “This is a very popular stretch of the Grand Union Canal and this partnership with the local authorities has provided the money to make a real difference, by improving the quality of the towpath significantly and making it much easier for everyone to use.”

Elected Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill, adds: “We are pleased to provide funding for the towpath improvements. I’m hoping even more people will spend a few hours along the waterway, watching the colourful canal boats chug by and see what wildlife they can spot, whilst enjoying some gentle exercise and fresh air.”