Grand Union Canal - Leicester Line

The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal runs from Norton Junction on the main line of the Grand Union Canal to the River Soar Navigation at West Bridge in Leicester.  The Canal is 41.2 (66.5 km) miles long and has 41 locks.  There are arms to:
Welford (1.6 miles - 2.6 km - 1 lock - joins at Welford Junction) and
Market Harborough (5.5 miles - 7.7 km - no locks - joins at Foxton Junction).

See a Guide to the Leicester Line produced by IWA Leicestershire Branch

The maximum size of boat that can navigate from Market Harborough to Leicester is
length: 79' 1" (24.1 metres) - St Mary's Mill Lock
beam: 14' 9" (4.5 metres) - Aylestone Mill Arch Bridge
height: 7' 0" (2.13 metres) - Kings Lock Arch Bridge
draught: 4' 5" (1.35 metres) - cill of St Mary's Mill Lock
Between Norton Junction and Foxton Junction the canal is narrow
beam: 7' 0" (2.13 metres) - Watford Locks and Foxton Locks



IWA Branches

Leicestershire – from Welford Arm to Leicester
Northampton – Norton Junction to Welford Arm

Navigation Authority

Canal & River Trust
Head Office

First Floor North
Station House
500 Elder Gate
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

T: 0303 040 4040
Canal & River Trust website

(from Norton Junction to Bridge 88 Kilby Lock Bridge)
510-524 Elder House, Elder Gate, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 1BW

(from the River Soar Navigation to Bridge 88 Kilby Lock Bridge)
Peel's Wharf, Lichfield Street, Fazeley, Tamworth, B78 3QZ