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Hatton - Shrewley - Rowington Walk

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The walk starts from the British Waterways car park adjacent to the Grand Union Canal where the Hatton flight of 21 locks rises like the stairway to heaven; a magnificent sight. With only four locks to the top of the flight, the walk continues along a glorious section of this most attractive canal, most of the way to Rowington. The passing scenes are always pleasant to the eye, the walking easy, on a well maintained towpath that allows the walker to engage with the pleasure of the environment without fear of stumbling on uneven terrain.

The experience of walking through the Shrewley horse-path tunnel is unique, with a brief glance of the village before rejoining the towpath.

It would not be a bad idea to go equipped with a torch as the sudden blackness, even though for a few yards only, can be a bit unnerving.
 
In the days of the horse-drawn boats, the boat youngster or the boatwoman would lead the horse this way whilst the boat would be "legged" through the tunnel.

The quiet little village of Hatton Green is visited on the way back to the Hatton Locks.

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