The exceptional area around the Wendover Canal
The enormous popularity of Ashridge, Ivinghoe Beacon, the Ridgeway and Coombe Hill reminds us of the exceptionally beautiful countryside around the canal; but the range of local attractions is even greater than this. The canal borders Wendover Woods with its recently-expanded facilities; it skirts the Chiltern Hills and is in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; it is in the middle of Rothschild country, with its one former and four existing mansions; it is near Tring Zoo Museum; its towpath is on the route of both the Aylesbury Ring and Aylesbury Outer Ring footpaths; and it overlooks Wilstone Reservoir which gave rise to its construction.
The restoration of the Wendover Canal and its towpath is entirely complementary to these attractions and will bring further economic, social and wellbeing benefits to the area, and will mean that they are a destination in their own right.
To see more, view Nigel Harper’s collection of 3 videos. They show the Wendover Canal from Bulbourne to Wendover, and the wildlife we can all enjoy along the way.