#27. Berkhamsted to Linslade, 3 nights

Unfortunately, this route is booked.

A relaxing scenic journey through abundant open countryside and experiencing the Marsworth flight of 7 locks. In the main, we are cruising a peaceful area of the Southern Grand Union Canal.

Cowroast

View at Cowroast

We depart the historic town of Berkhamsted with the remains of the Norman Castle where William I received the offer of the English crown in 1066. Ensure you make time to visit the town.

We soon reach Northchurch and the oddly named Cowroast and pass through the deep and wooded Tring Cutting. Then on to Bulbourne and Marsworth, a busy meeting point where the Aylesbury and Wendover Arms join the Grand Union.

B&B at Marsworth

Marsworth Flight of locks

This is an area of abundant wildlife where the Tringford and Marsworth reservoirs serve to maintain water levels on the canal system. We can pause to visit the College Lake Wildlife Centre, a fascinating nature reserve and arable centre, if time permits.

Beyond continues the lovely scenery of the Chiltern Hills and the open countryside before reaching Linslade, close to the site of the 1963 Great Train Robbery.

The journey is 14 miles with 25 locks and 1 swing bridge; enough opportunities to help if you wish.

Join us on Kailani at 2pm and we set off cruising at 3pm. Departure on your last day will be at 10am.

The closest railway stations are at Berkhamsted and Leighton Buzzard.

Unfortunately, this route is booked.

Hotel Boat Kailani