This was the last canal to be built in Britain except for the Manchester Ship Canal. Originally it was used to transport bricks from the various Slough brickworks. By the late 1930's the clay and gravel deposits were becoming worked out so the canal was used to bring waste from London to infill the redundant pits. The last recorded commercial cargo was delivered in March 1960. A really interesting piece of London history. Now it's just a peaceful towpath.
GPS coords for start of walk: 51.5173, -0.5896 Plenty of shops in Slough to pick up snacks and picnic stuff.
A saunter along the towpath will bring you to the Grand Union Canal Main Line, and the opportunity to extend the walk.
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Edited: 2nd March 2023. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.