Grand Union Canal - Buckingham Arm

Photo: Buckingham arm of the Grand Union Canal (disused) Dry portion of canal close to Buckingham with canal cottage in distance by Mark R Dornan

Leaving the Grand Union Canal at Cosgrove, a short stretch of the Old Stratford Arm is used for moorings. Buckingham Canal Society aims to restore the Arm and its extension, the Buckingham Arm, though to the town of Buckingham. A Halcrow engineering study has found the project to be feasible, though with significant issues to address such as crossing the A5 dual carriageway. Possible solutions have been identified. Four sites are currently being worked by BCS volunteers, a traditional stone bridge has been restored, a lock is under restoration and progress is being made towards re-watering a site near Buckingham. Partnerships have been developed with local authorities and there is increasing public awareness and a growing annual boat festival.