Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section)
The Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section) is part of the Grand Union Canal and is made up of the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union), the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal), the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - River Soar Navigation), the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Loughborough Branch), the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Welford Arm), the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Market Harborough Branch) and the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Inclined Plane Branch).
The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Grand Union Canal - Stoke Bruerne to Leicester with the River Soar and the Erewash Canal
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 86M - East Midlands (Leicester) Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 50M - Grand Union Canal (All) Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 49M - Grand Union Canal (Leicester) Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 3 - Birmingham & the Heart of England
- Pearson's Canal Companion: East Midlands
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Wikipedia has a page about Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line starts in London and ends in Birmingham, stretching for 137 miles (220 km) with 166 locks. It has arms to places including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton.
The Grand Union Canal was also the original name for part of what is now part of the Leicester Line of the modern Grand Union: this latter is now generally referred to as the Old Grand Union Canal to avoid ambiguity.