Canoe Days Out

Middlesex - Grand Union (Slough Arm) - Cowley (Uxbridge) to Slough & Return

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How to get there - From Uxbridge take the A 408 south to Cowley and thence Cowley Peachy. Look for the Packet Boat public house on the west side of the road. From High St./High Rd. turn right into Packet Boat Lane. Go over the bridge to the second boatyard/marina. Park in the marina car park.

For those with SatNav the postcode is UB8 2JR.

Get a map with driving directions to start (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Check the daily closing time for the car park.

There is a cafe with toilets inside facing the moored narrow boats.

Launch near the front of the cafe.

General Description - Paddle south through the marina to the Slough Branch of the Grand Union Canal. Turn west.

The canal goes in a very gentle curve to the outskirts of Slough. There are no locks. The length of the Slough Arm is about 5 miles.

Comments on this trip

Dan da dan dan
25 May 2007
I do this route regularly but in reverse (Slough to Packet Boat Inn and back) - very under rated canal - great industrial rural mix and the wildlife is great - sightings of kingfisgers garanteed, herons, sparrow hawks and I've even seen a large turtle basking happily on a log that someone has obviously released when it grew too big. The word Slough doesn't seem that inspiring but don`t let that put you off. This is a great paddle.



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