There s the village stores at braunston a co op at crick a local store springfields at welford then nothing for 3 days until leicester. This peaceful canal through open countryside is noted for its staircase locks.
Starting in the rugby area it is a short trip through farmland to the grand union canal at braunston.
Leicester ring canal. Read what some of our previous clients say about the leicester ring. This peaceful canal through open countryside is noted for its staircase locks. 108 hrs 239 miles 92 wide locks 44 narrow locks 2 aqueducts 6 tunnels.
You continue along the soar to trent junction where you briefly join the river trent which takes you up to sawley. We particularly enjoyed the stretch through foxton locks great fun was had by all the family and market harborough is definitely worth a visit tr uk. 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. Leicester shardlow restored canal port and village burton on trent breweries and ale coventry cathedral. At huddlesford junction the lichfield canal closed in 1954 branched off to the right.
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. The first mile or so remains as mooring for the lichfield cruising club and the rest of the canal is being actively restored. Turn left to braunston locks and tunnel before turning at napton junction onto the leicester section of the grand union canal.
These are approximate hours and do not account for possible delays. Been planning doing this ring in the next couple of weeks ccw from from aqua narrowboats at barton turns one issue seems to be a bit of a shop famine for stocking up on supplies on the eastern half. 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.
14 17 nights. Derwent mouth lock is considered the junction between the trent mersey canal and the river trent. At this point you rejoin the canal system and complete the ring.
There are famous canal towns and lots of lock flights tunnels aqueducts and canal heritage to keep all the crew interested. Starting in the rugby area it is a short trip through farmland to the grand union canal at braunston. The canal goes around lichfield but it is a pleasant city and a trip to the ancient and beautiful cathedral is worthwhile.
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. 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.