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Grand Union Canal from Great Glen
The walk starts from the village green. Commence by walking down the cul-de-sac to the left-hand side of the Pug and Greyhound pub. At the end cross over the stile and carry on along the farm track as it firstly bends to the left and then to the right and then reaches a bridge over the Great Glen Bypass. (1)After the bridge, continue along the track past the first hedgerow until it reaches the second one. Turn left before it and then cross the footbridge and carry on straight across the field to the next hedgerow. Cross another footbridge and afterward aim slightly diagonally right until you reach the next hedgerow. Go the right and carry on along the grassy track which will take you under the railway line and eventually onto the canal by Cranes Lock. (2)Turn right and continue along the canal towpath until you reach a set of steps. Go down them and through the railway line tunnel and then continue along the well-marked and well-trodden footpath until you reach the bypass again. (3)This time cross it at ground level and carry on for a short distance until you reach a more substantial footbridge than previous. Here you have a choice; straight ahead will bring you out on the old A6, whereas a right turn, a stile and a gate followed by a narrow alleyway will bring you out where you started. As both the Pug and GreyHound and The Yews are reasonably expensive, afterward we will adjourn to the Cow and Plough, the light bites are very good there and dogs are allowed in the bar.

The Green at Great Glen

London Road · Great Glen

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    My Name is Garth, I have enjoyed this group for the last year or so and don't want to see it close, as Andy has stepped down, so I have stepped in. However I don't want to & can't commit to doing it all by myself.

    So is there anyone who is willing to share the organising with me? That way we would do one walk a month each.

    As the name of the group suggests we go for a walk for around an hour, sometime a little longer and then head to a nice pub or cafe for refreshments and perhaps a bite to eat.

    They are not designed to be hikes but leisurely walks and sociable meetups, and you will meet some great people.

    We are always happy to see new faces, so come along and meet us.

    The first couple of walks are free to new members, after which a tiny annual fee of £5.00 will be due, this is just to cover the costs of running the group on the meetup site.

    Any questions, just ask

    Garth

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