Also known as the leicester ring this epic canal boat holiday journey travels 154 miles through stunning english countryside visiting a series of historic villages and market towns along the way. Turn left to braunston locks and tunnel before turning at napton junction onto the leicester section of the grand union canal.
Google map of the leicester ring places of interest.
Leicester ring canal map. Derwent mouth lock is considered the junction between the trent mersey canal and the river trent. The waterways which make up the ring include the river trent and river soar the grand union leicester line and oxford canals and the coventry canal and birmingham fazeley canals before returning to the river trent along the trent mersey canal. This route takes you up the grand union canal to the foxton flight of locks then on to leicester itself where you join the river soar.
Starting in the rugby area it is a short trip through farmland to the grand union canal at braunston. With peaceful disregard for boundaries the route meanders through five counties staffordshire warwickshire leicestershire northamptonshire and derbyshire. This peaceful canal through open countryside is noted for its staircase locks.
You continue along the soar to trent junction where you briefly join the river trent which takes you up to sawley. Turn left to braunston locks and tunnel before turning at napton junction onto the leicester section of the grand union canal. The east midlands ring also known as the leicester ring is a 154 mile long circuit of english waterways which travels through 100 locks and takes.
Like a television programme following a cruise along the canal. Also known as the east midlands ring. Grand union canal leicester section river soar trent mersey canal coventry canal oxford canal.
Automatically deducted at checkout. The leicester ring 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. There are famous canal towns and lots of lock flights tunnels aqueducts and canal heritage to keep all the crew interested.
Covering the east midlands leicester ring. 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. 154 miles 100 locks 14 days at 6 hours cruising per day.
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This peaceful canal through open countryside is noted for its staircase locks. The east midlands or leicester ring is an idyllic rollercoaster sweeping through wide open views and some of the best loved highlights of england s canals. Starting in the rugby area it is a short trip through farmland to the grand union canal at braunston.