The Little Union Canal

We believe this is the only working model canal system in the country!

Next to the Grand Union Canal, it was built by RWT’s volunteers in 2005/6, and shows all the features of a canal system: a summit pound (with a tunnel), a water supply, a lock to go down, a bottom pound, and a lock to come up!

We set up the Little Union as often as our group of volunteers can manage, and under their supervision youngsters can enjoy pulling a boat to see how the system works. In early 2015 we just completed a refurbishment of the area ready for the Festival and the summer, come down and take a look!