Regent's Canal and Hertford Union Canal


The Regent’s Canal runs from the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal at Little Venice to Limehouse Basin, which joins on to the Tidal Thames and Limehouse Cut.  It is 8.6 miles (13.8 km) long and has 13 locks.  The Regent's Canal is joined by the Hertford Union Canal between Locks 8 (Old Ford) and 9 (Mile End).  The Hertford Union Canal is 1.3 miles (2 km) long, has 3 locks and joins to River Lee Navigation just above Old Ford Locks.

The maximum size of boat that can navigate the Regent's Canal is:
length: 74' 0" (22.56 metres) - Hampstead Road Lock (No 1)
beam: 14' 6" (14.42 metres) - Hawley Lock (No 2)
headroom: 9' 2" (2.79 metres) - Mile End Road Bridge
headroom on the Hertford Union Canal: 8' 2" (2.48 metres) - Skew Bridge
draught: 4' 10" (1.48 metres) - cill of Johnsons Lock (No 10)

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See also:

Waterways A-Z
Map of UK Waterways

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