|OUTDOORS|Grand Union Canal, Gayton Junction | LarabeeUK

|OUTDOORS|Grand Union Canal, Gayton Junction



We are really fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country, but we don't always appreciate it as much as we should, so we are making it our mission to start visiting free or cheap local places once a week which will also be turned into a series of blog posts.

This week we went for a lovely Sunday walk in our own village, well it's actually about a mile and a half outside the village so a bit too far for T to walk there and back and along it!   There's a little car park just by the bridge T is looking over above so we took T and his friend down there for a little walk.

The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system stretching for 137 miles with 166 locks so we have quite a few different walks along the canal which are really local to us (within 20 miles). Source: Wikipedia 


There's not a great deal on this stretch of the canal except for beautiful views, the junction and marina, but K and I have seen kingfishers down here, slightly further up.  The boys still found lots to entertain themselves.


Along this stretch of the canal, some of the things T likes to do are:
1. Make echo's under the bridges
2. Throw stones as far as you can into the water
3. Wave at people on boats
4. Feed the ducks
5. Look at the boats
6. See how many boats are in the dry dock


Of course I'm biased but if you do visit Northampton, a visit to the Grand Union canal is highly recommended from us! 





Mummascribbles
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33 comments :

  1. I love walking along the canal on a nice sunny day. Especially when there is a pub to stop off at ;)

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  2. I love doing stuff like this too. You really don't need that much to entertain them if there are sticks and ducks and boats do you? A canal holiday is on our wish list one day. I just think it would be so much fun and so relaxing drifting about on a balmy summer day. Although the reality may be very different to my rose tinted imaginings! Thank you ever so for linking up to the first ever #bigpinklink

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  3. What a lovely day out. Always good to get ideas for free things to do! x

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  4. Looks and sounds like a great walk! #bigpinklink xx

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  5. It's great to live in such an open area when you've got young kids :) Looks really beautiful!

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  6. This looks like a lovely place to visit and best of all it's free :)

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  7. It's always nice to get out in the fresh air and go for walks and explore what's around us. Looks like you had a lovely day, glad it stayed dry! x

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  8. What a great day out you had, my favourite game on the water has always been Poo Sticks:-)

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  9. aw what a lovely day out my friend often goes on her fathers canal boat and it always looks so beautiful

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  10. It's a beautiful place. Walks along the canals are so relaxing, I enjoy them too.

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  11. I Miss walking along the canal, used to live up north and one was near my house.

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  12. What a lovely day out, you're so lucky to live in such a lovely place! I live in Central London and I sometimes think I just take that for granted as there is so many wonderful things to do and see here but we never take advantage of it xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  13. Can you take me on a tour I love canals, there is something so charming and quaint about them!

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  14. You are so lucky to live in a place where there are such lovely walks.

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  15. What a great place to live near. I love days out with my Son. x

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  16. You are super lucky to live in a place with such a lovely view.

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  17. There is a canal not far from wear I live and we always go for a walk along it in the summer. Just lovely

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  18. What a great place to live by and a lovely place for a walk

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  19. My daughter loves making echoes under bridges! I thought she was shouting at a lady the other day. :) x

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  20. we love going for a walk in the fresh air, its true the best things in life are free!

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  21. its looks so peaceful and relaxed! ive never visited northampton before

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  22. Grand Union Canal sounds great and looks like you had a pretty good day. I'd love to visit

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  23. This looks like a lovely way to spend a weekend xxx

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  24. Great idea for a series of blog posts, and your day out at Grand Union Canal sounds lovely!

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  25. This is certainly a worth to visit. Such place gives me some sort of inspiration in writing. :D

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  26. Lovely pictures and it seems the weather was amazing. Lucky you!

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  27. I love taking walks along the canal too. I used to cycle along the canal as part of my commute a few years ago. I would love to get back to doing that. Thanks for sharing

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  28. I love doing this sort of thing with my kids. Looks like you all had a lovely time. #LetKidsBeKids

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  29. It looks as though you had a great time and that it is so pretty and peaceful too x

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  30. We love going for walks along the local canals too. Shame it is so muddy of late

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  31. It looks beautiful, you're so luck to have all this on your doorstep. I love how the boys improvised and found so many fun ways to entertain themselves! Thank you for joining in with #CityCountryLife, Lizzie from www.lizziesomerset.com will be hosting the link next week and we'd love to have you link up again, Becca xx

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  32. I had no idea the Grand Union went all the way out to Northampton! (I'm a bit dim on geography sometimes!) We live right by a canal, but sadly it's not used very much - my little boy would love it if he could wave to the boats going by! #CityCountryLife

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  33. I didn't realise it went all that way either - and you're right though, we often forget or neglect what we have on our doorstep. And shouldn't :) #CityCountryLife

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