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Cosgrove and Grand Union Canal Walk

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Cosgrove and Grand Union Canal Walk is a 4.0 kilometer loop trail located near Towcester, Northamptonshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 4.0 km Elevation Gain: 59 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips






pub walk

A circular walk from the quiet Northamptonshire village of Cosgrove. The walk follows a bustling stretch of the Grand Union Canal including passing over the Iron Trunk Aqueduct and also gives a flavor of times gone by, passing under the canal via the old horse and cattle tunnels. You'll have chance to admire the many beautiful canal boats that are moored on this stretch of canal throughout the year. The walk conveniently starts and finishes alongside The Barley Mow, a popular dog-friendly and family-friendly inn that makes the perfect refreshment stop after your walk. The walk is almost entirely flat and follows good gravel and tarmac surfaces for the first half before returning via pastures and farmland which may be muddy. The tunnels under the canal are narrow, low (you'll need to crouch!) and also can be slippery. There are a few gates and two stiles, both of which have open fencing around making them easy for most dogs. Towards the end of the walk you will need to cross the canal via a narrow lock gate so take care with children and dogs here. You may be sharing some of the pastures with cows or sheep. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.

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