Great Britain » Grand Union Canal - Leicester Section | England

At Norton Junction it turns off the main line of Grand Union and goes over River Soar to Trent Navigation in the north.


Grand Union Canal - Leicester Section | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 124 km
Number of locks: 92
Lock dimensions: 21.30 x 2.10
Max. depth: 0.80
Max. headroom: 2.10
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (many locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

Lahn River | Germany
Trent & Mercey Canal | England
Trent River & Trent Navigation | England

Grand Union - Leicester Section
The canal parts from the Grand Union Main Line at Norton Junction, west of Northampton and continues by way of Leicester and the Soar Navigation northwards to the River Trent. The major branches are the Welford, 2.6 km long with one lock and Market Harborough, which also has one lock but is 7.7 km long.

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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Covers the Birmingham Canal Navigations, Ashby, Birmingham & Fazeley, Coventry, Erewash, Northern Stratford-upon-Avon, Grand Union (Norton Junction to Salford Junction, Leicester section and River Soar), Oxford (Braunston to Hawkesbury Junction), Staffs & Worcester (north of Autherley Junction) and Trent and Mersey (Derwent Mouth to Great Heywood) canals Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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