Grand Union canal

Route Details

  • From - to: Bletchley to Leighton Buzzard
  • Type: Traffic free canal towpath
  • Surface: Tarmac or fine gravel

Route Description

The path, which can be narrow in places, is shared by cyclists, walkers and anglers and offers a great way to enjoy the delights of the canal system. The route is also never far from the River Ouzel, which meanders alongside the canal for the length of your journey.

Bletchley Park, the site of secret British code-breaking activities during World War II, is worth a visit. The route also passes near Stockgrove Country Park which has 80 acres of parkland including ancient woodland, meadows and heath.

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Towpath Code

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.


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Map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.

Linking Bletchley to the ancient market town of Leighton Buzzard, this route follows the Grand Union Canal towpath.