A colour map of the Grand Union Canal from Birmingham to Milton Keynes and Northampton showing facilities availble to boats along with points of interest, pubs, shops and walking routes.
The Grand Union Canal map shows the navigational route and surrounding areas at 1:50,000, with an enlarged plan of Birmingham at 1:30,000 and detailed town plans at 1:12,500 and 1:10,000. It includes navigation and historic information, visitor moorings, marinas and boatyards, boat hire centres, facilities for the boat user, sailing and boat clubs, shops, post offices and distance markers. There is also information for tourist such as places of interest, pubs, nature reserves, parks, churches, national cycle routes, public toilets, and camp sites.
The boating Grand Union Canal map is a two-sided 'folding' style map with information spanning columns and rows (8 columns x 2 rows) which folds up neatly in to one panel when not in use or where a panel is of current use.
Side one of The Grand Union Canal map introduces you to the canal system and provides the much needed map legend that identifies an awful lot of useful facilities you will find on your venture. Starting in the bustling city of Birmingham the Grand Union begins at the meeting of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal and the Birmingham & Warwick Junction Canal. (There is a larger scale map with the canal routes of central Birmingham too). From Birmingham the map continues through Solihull, moving through to Kingswood where the Grand Union meets the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal. It then follows through to the historic Warwick and moving through to meet the Oxford Canal at Napton on the Hill. The Heron Maps Oxford Canal Map can help lead you from here to Oxford, Coventry, and Banbury.
Side two begins with cruising through Braunston (another location to join the Oxford Canal) with movement on to Weedon Bec and then on to the point of which the Grand Union splits into the Northampton Arm where it is possible to jon the River Nene. Going south takes you to Blisworth Tunnel, one of the longest tunnels on the canal systems at 1 3/4 miles long! Once through the tunnel at Stoke Bruerne the canal system moves through to Cosgrove, finally reaching Milton Keynes and Newport Pagnell.