Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Welford Arm)
The Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Welford Arm) is a narrow canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section). It runs for 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs through 1 lock from Welford Basin and Wharf (which is a dead end) to Welford Branch Junction (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant books - 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 books - waterway guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 3 - Birmingham & the Heart of England
- Pearson's Canal Companion: East Midlands
|Welford Basin and Wharf
End of navigation
|Welford Basin||1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Welford Lock No 1||3 furlongs||0 locks|
|Welford Bridge No 3||3¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Welford Narrows||3½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Gilberts Bridge No 2||6½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Bosworth Mill Bridge No 1||1 mile and 3 furlongs||1 lock|
|Welford Branch Junction
Junction of Grand Union Welford Branch with Leicester Section
|1 mile and 4¾ furlongs||1 lock|
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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.