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Waterways in the branch

Milton Keynes is a new city and unlike many other cities looks upon its canals as a major resource. The towpaths along the Grand Union Canal are generally well maintained and well used throughout. We now have the real prospect of a new cut through to Bedford, opening up the River Great Ouse as a regular cruising area and a major ring taking in the River Nene and the Middle Level Navigations.

We also support the Grand Union Canal – Buckingham Arm, which is currently under active restoration.

Branch Area

Rubbish in workboat on the Grand Union Canal
Buckingham Arm on the Grand Union Canal



Fenny Stratford visitor guide map



Cosgrove & Wolverton visitor guide map



New waterways add value

The advantages of the proposed waterways far exceed leisure boating alone. They incorporate a nature reserve, footpaths and cycle ways, the potential to improve flora and fauna and will contribute to the health and wellbeing of locals and visitors.