This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | privatewalks@walks.com to make a booking.

The Grand Union Canal – Uxbridge to Denham

Uxbridge tube station, London

Guided by Canal Guides

Uxbridge was once a thriving market town on the road from London to Oxford, and we can still see some of this  –  a 16th-century coaching inn, an 18th-century market hall. Another chunk of history we see on this Walk is a place where peace was very nearly achieved in the middle of the English Civil War  –  once again, a pub name tells all – the “Crown and Treaty.” As we start along the Grand Union Canal, there is a reminder of the centuries when Uxbridge was a centre of corn and corn milling. King’s Mill gave its name to the Kingsmill loaves one sees in most English supermarkets today. And an attractive stretch of the Colne Valley Regional Park includes some of the River Misbourne, a chalk stream remembered for trout and watercress. Denham Village is just what one might imagine a classic English village should look like. No surprise that it has been a filming location. 15th-century church, some timber-framed houses, some houses 17th  and 18th century – it’s a gem.

THE GRAND UNION CANAL TOUR – THE PRACTICALS

In the Summer 2018 London Walks programme – which kicks in on May 1 and runs through October 31 – the Grand Union Canal Walk takes place at 2.30 pm on Sunday, XXXX. The meeting point is just outside the High Street exit of UxbridgeTube Stop.

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the The Grand Union Canal – Uxbridge to Denham walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

LONDON WALKS – STREETS AHEAD!

Don’t just take it from us.

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