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Grand Union Canal Walk: Paddington Arm

Gtr London

21 km / 13 miles
The Paddington Arm leaves the main canal at Bull's Bridge. The Hillingdon Trail shares the towpath for the first couple of miles and the Capital Ring crosses the canal at several places.

The central section of the route passes through a long stretch of open countryside. A large aqueduct takes the canal over the busy North Circular road. The huge Kensal Green cemetery, resting place of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is passed along the way and it is still possible to see the landing piers where coffins were delivered.

The Paddington Arm walk ends at Little Venice and the junction with the Regent's Canal.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Start: TQ107791 - Bull's Bridge, Hounslow, Gtr London View on StreetMap
Finish: TQ262819 - Little Venice, Paddington, Gtr London View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Canal & River Trust - Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal) Grand Union Canal Walk - Paddington Arm Tim Bertuchi - Grand Union Canal: Paddington Arm [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book Grand Union, Oxford & the South East: Waterways Guide 1 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2024 )


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 176
OS Landranger Active 176
OS Explorer 161, 173
OS Explorer Active 161, 173

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Route Profile:

20.8 km (12.9 miles)
98 m (322 ft) ascent
37 m (121 ft)  maximum height

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