Planning your visit
Address: Canal Fields, Broadwater, Berkhamsted, HP4 2AL View on Google map
Opening Times: The towpath is open everyday
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
Just a short walk from the town centre, the towpath at Berkhamsted, on the Grand Union Canal, makes for a fascinating family day out. Once a busy inland port and the centre of boat building activity, did you know it's still called the Port of Berkhamsted today?
Castle Wharf was once the centre of canal trade and boat building. Today, Berkhamsted is a great place to explore the canal and let your children experience a little bit of our historic past close at hand. There is even a good track that will take you all the way to London if you hop on your bike and are very adventurous!
The nearby castle ruins will give the kids a peek into the past and the playground at Canal Fields will help them run off steam. The Canadian totem pole will give both you and them something to talk about!
Places to eat:
There are some good spots for a picnic at the castle and there are some benches nearby at Waitrose
The canal is a green ribbon running through the town, get out and see some great local wildlife and experience nature close at hand
By car - Canal Fields pay & display, 100 Canal Fields, Berkhamsted HP4 2AL
By train - Berhamstead Station is a couple of minutes walk to Canal Fields