The Wendover Arm Trust formed in 1989 completed phase one from the stop lock to the present end of navigation in 2005. This included the Little Tring bridge build.
The equipment has to travel through deep mud to reach the work site.
The sides are shaped in sections of about 70feet , both sides remember.
Next the self sealing Bentomat liner is fixed in place and rolled down the slope.
Coir Rolls to hold up the grassed bank.
This is the previous section to that above and you can see the length of the section last completed.
A finished section complete with visitor moorings. In this Wendover Trust working party newsletter can be found some interesting figures in the progress report section.
Bridge 5. Just beyond this bridge are the steps to the church.
The Parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Drayton Beauchamp restored and partially rebuilt from the previous structures. It can be accessed via steps from the towpath.
Just past the steps to the church is the point the canal has been re -routed. In the picture on the right the old route is to the right through the trees. Ahead on the left can just be seen the reason for the diversion the bridge carrying the road that by passes the small towns and villages in the area. While constructing the road Saxon graves were unearthed. Just beyond the new bridge the old and new sections merge and a winding hole has been created.