GU Canal, Bosworth Tunnel to County boundary

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    To reach the canal, the best access is via the A4304 just west of Husbands Bosworth where the North Kilworth Marina is located and which is approximately midway.

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    Canal and River Trust
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    This stretch of the canal runs south from Bosworth Tunnel to the county boundary. Just before the boundary, the Welford Arm of the canal branches off.

    The main route of the Grand Union Canal, built between 1793 and 1814, is from London to Birmingham but it has several 'arms' including that which runs to Leicester and beyond into Nottinghamshire. This is a navigable route and has a public footpath (towpath) along the full length. As with most canals, the shallow water (typically around 1.2m) and shallower edges provides good habitat for emergent aquatic vegetation, which in turn supports a wide range of invertebrates.

    • Canal
    • Grand Union Canal Conservation Area
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