This is a trip of 4 miles, 4½ furlongs and 6 locks from St Pancras Basin to Mile End Road Bridge No 56 travelling east on the Grand Union Canal (Regent’s Canal).
This will take 2 hours and 54 minutes.
|Grand Union Canal (Regent’s Canal)|
|From St Pancras Basin [see navigational note 1 below] (St Pancras Cruising Club) to:|
London Canal Museum. Also known as Horsfall Basin, Maiden Lane Basin
|3½ furlongs, 1 lock|
|Islington Tunnel (West end) [see navigational note 2 below]
Muriel Street crosses here. Also known as Muriel Street
|2 furlongs, 0 locks|
|Islington Tunnel (East end) [see navigational note 3 below]
Colebrook Row crosses here. Also known as Colebrook Row
Having passed through Islington Tunnel [see navigational note 4 below].
|4¼ furlongs, 0 locks|
|Hertford Union Junction
Junction of Regent’s and Hertford Union Canals
|2 miles, 6¼ furlongs, 4 locks|
|Mile End Road Bridge No 56
A11. Also known as Globe Bridge
|4¼ furlongs, 1 lock|
Total distance is 4 miles, 4½ furlongs and 6 locks. There are at least 1 small aqueduct or underbridge and 1 tunnel (Islington Tunnel [see navigational note 4 below]. ).
This is made up of 4 miles, 4½ furlongs of broad canals; 6 broad locks.
This will take 2 hours and 54 minutes. For initial calculation purposes (before adjusting for such things as overnight stops) this is taken as 1 day of 2 hours and 54 minutes.
Time was up, we had to leave Kings Cross and leave the cat behind. Heavy hearted we departed. At least we went back ‘home’, to Mile End where friends were near by.
A couple of friends came along for the cruise; Adnan was on the tiller and the crossing of the Islington Tunnel was smoother this time round.