The Wendover Arm

The Wendover Arm is located at the top of the Tring summit, offering 1.5 miles of scenic, lock free cruising, with an 86ft winding hole at the end of the navigable section. If you are looking for a secluded place to moor with lots of wildlife and walking routes, then this is definitely the place to go!

At the Bulbourne junction where the arm begins, there is a working dry dock and also the old Toll House. As you cruise further down the arm, you'll pass directly next to the industrial buildings of the working mill, followed by some picturesque canalside homes. Beyond this the cruise becomes more rural offering stunning views and an abundance of wildlife.

Towards the end of the navigable section, you'll also pass the historic Tringford Pumping station. The pumping station was originally built in 1817 and is a grade 2 listed building that pumps water from the local reservoirs and feeds it into the main Grand Union Canal.

There are lots of quiet places to moor in the latter section of the Wendover Arm, and it's a great place to stop if you want to visit the town of Tring or explore the wildlife at Tringford Reservoir.

The remainder of the arm is under ongoing restoration, managed by the Wendover Arm Trust. The restoration is currently focused on the section from Little Tring to Drayton Beauchamp, but the tow path is accessible along the entire arm meaning that you can walk all the way to the historic village of Wendover.

How to get here: From the top of the Marsworth flight (lock 45) at Bulbourne, take the turning under the bridge to start your cruise along the Wendover Arm.

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