River Soar

The River Soar Navigation forms part of the Grand Union Canal, joining the Leicester Line of the Canal with the River Trent and the Erewash Canal.  It is 24.1 miles (38.8 km) long and has 18 locks.

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

The maximum size of boat that can navigate throughout the River Soar Navigation is
length: 73' 2" (22.3 metres) - Bishop Meadow Lock
beam: 15' (4.57 metres) - Thurmaston Lock
height: 7' 6" (2.28 metres) - Little Moorlane Arch Bridge
draught: 4' (1.2 metres)



IWA Branch


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