Lazy Sunday Afternoon Canal Walk around Whilton Locks.

What to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon?  What about an canal walk?  One of our favourite walks is a canal-side walk on a sunny day. Canals are fairly accessible at most road bridges onto the towpath below.  For this walk, we drove out to Whilton Locks, in Northamptonshire as we needed to visit the Chandlers shop based at the marina there.  We parked in one of the few off road parking spaces alongside the road. Access to the Chandler’s is via the marina access or by walking down the tow path and crossing over the canal via a lock gate.  It’s one of those really useful little shop that also sells ice creams.   We crossed back across the cut and headed up the canal.  This part of the Grand Union Canal is known as either ‘Whilton Locks’ or the ‘Buckby Flight’ of locks.  Built in around 1796 and consists of 7 locks rising 63 feet in 1.5 miles. […]

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