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Grand Union Canal Leicester Line

Grand Union Canal Leicester Line

The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal is a quiet canal through rolling hills and beautiful countryside, including the waterway landmark of Foxton Locks and the highest point on the Grand Union.

The canal meanders its way through unspoilt rural surroundings, constantly changing direction as it lazily motions you northwards.

Beyond the Watford Locks, boaters can enjoy 20 miles of easy cruising. The Leicester Line passes through Crick Tunnel and the village of Crick, home of one of Britain's largest annual boat shows, held each year in May.

Short arms to Market Harborough and the village of Welford offer tempting diversions. Nearby Saddington Reservoir, built to keep the canal well watered, is a wildlife haven.

Source: http://www.waterscape.com/canals-and-rivers/grand-union-canal-leicester-line

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