GU Canal, Bunkers Hill to Mill Hill

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    Access to the east is via Bunkers Hill and from the west via Mill Hill.

    Managed By
    Canal and River Trust
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 3

    Description

    The main route of the Grand Union Canal, built between 1793 and 1814, is from London to Birmingham but it has several 'arms' including that which runs to Leicester and beyond into Nottinghamshire. This is a navigable route and has a public footpath (towpath) along the full length. As with most canals, the shallow water (typically around 1.2m) and shallower edges provides good habitat for emergent aquatic vegetation, which in turn supports a wide range of invertebrates.

    Status
    • Canal
    • Grand Union Canal Conservation Area
    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    St Mark's FlyBibio marci02/05/2020CAPochin
    BugleAjuga reptans02/05/2020CAPochin
    Bush VetchVicia sepium02/05/2020CAPochin

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesSt Mark's FlyBibio marci02/05/2020
    WildflowersBugleAjuga reptans02/05/2020
    WildflowersBush VetchVicia sepium02/05/2020