They are managed by Canal & River Trust and are important for:
- Flood management
- Industrial heritage
- Outdoor learning and recreation
The Grand Union Canal - Wendover Arm was to supply water to the top level of the Grand Junction Canal. Opened in 1799, the canal is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) miles long, but has been unnavigable since 1897.
It is currently being rebuilt by the Wendover Arm Trust. Phase 1 of the project, the first 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the junction at Bulbourne, was completed and reopened in 2005.
It is possible to walk the entire Arm along the towpath, as you are able to walk through the villages of:
- Buckland Wharf
- Little Tring
The Canal River Trust are a charity that cares for over 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.