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Tring Park & the Grand Union Canal

Event Details

General information

Roaming through a landscape steeped in history from the Rothschilds, King Charles II & his mistress Nell Gwyn.

We stroll through Tring park and follow the footsteps of King Charles II and his mistress Nell Gwyn and even William the Conqueror was involved in much controversy in this area. We’ll pass along the Grand Union Canal and ascend the ancient Ridgeway to the prehistoric settlement of Wigginton.

We pass by the infamous National History Museum (Tring). This was through the dedication of Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild's love for Zoology. One of the largest collections of stuffed animals (even the extinct Dodo).

Then some urban walking through parts old/new Tring to pick up the Wendover Arm of GUC before approaching the Tring Reservoirs and a leisurely meander along the Grand Union Canal.

Overall a pleasant walk with immense history.

Terrain / Difficulty

A few relatively easy ascents & descents, good paths. No Styes only Kissing Gates

Approximate Distance

8 miles

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