The leicestershire northamptonshire union canal and the old grand union canal. A map of the leicester section of the grand union canal the map displays a range of services available on the leicester section of the grand union canal.
Canal village locks and tunnel at braunston watford lock staircase foxton locks and inclined plane market harborough leicester shardlow restored canal port and village burton on trent breweries and ale coventry cathedral.
Leicester canal map. The leicester ring is a great two week cruise for most boaters and covers some beautiful east midlands countryside using a wide mixture of narrow canal broad canal and river navigations. Distance time and locks. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the map key on the left of your screen.
This pleasant and leisurely two week cruise on rivers and canals covers four counties in the east midlands. View the leicester canal in google maps. Travel on to leicester city where the river soar joins the canal meandering through loughborough and barrow on soar to redhill lock where it meets the river trent.
The canals around the west midlands. Guide to the leicester ring. This map was created by a user.
The river soar had been made navigable up to loughborough by 1780 and the route was extended to leicester in. Google map of the leicester ring places of interest. There are famous canal towns and lots of lock flights tunnels aqueducts and canal heritage to keep all the crew interested.
The map provides detailed information for both waterways and leisure users and it is complimented by information panels and photographs. What is now called the leicester line comprised two canals that were bought by the grand junction canal in 1894. There are arms to.
This heron waterways map covers part of the grand union canal from stoke bruerne to leicester and then onto langley mill along the river soar and erewash canal. The leicester line of the grand union canal runs from norton junction on the main line of the grand union canal to the river soar navigation at west bridge in leicester. Welford 1 6 miles 2 6 km 1 lock joins at welford junction and.
The route includes 5 tunnels several aqueducts and flights of staircase locks. The canal is 41 2 66 5 km miles long and has 41 locks. This map was created by a user.
A short cruise upstream on the wide river trent is a fascinating contrast before reaching the trent and mersey canal at the restored inland canal village port of shardlow. History of the leicester line. Learn how to create your own.
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