The River Thames Guide

The Canal Connection

The Canal Connection

From the Cotswolds to the sea including the Kennet and Avon, Grand Union and Oxford canals, the River Thames is joined by several man-made canals described here. They play a vital role in our lives in so many ways and are used by walkers,anglers, boaters, cyclists and wild life enthusiasts for example...

A Brief History of The Canals of England and Wales

The Oxford Canal (connects at Oxford)

The Wey Navigation Canal (connects at Shepperton)

The Basingstoke Canal (connects at Shepperton)

The Paddington Arm of The Grand Union Canal

The Regents Canal (connects at Limehouse)

The Grand Union Canal - Brentford to Braunston (connects at Brentford)

The Lee and Stort Canal and Bow Back Rivers (connects at Limehouse)

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