GU Canal, Harb Arm, Harb Rd to end
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
The northern reach of this stretch is accessed from Harborough Road and the end of the canal is accessed from Union Wharf in Market Harborough.
Total species seen at this site: 20
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.
This is the last segment of a spur that splits from the Leicester arm of the canal At Foxton Locks and terminates in Market Harborough.
- Grand Union Canal Conservation Area
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Hawthorn Midget||Phyllonorycter corylifoliella||09/09/2018||Peter Smith|
|Creeping Cinquefoil||Potentilla reptans||09/09/2018||Peter Smith|
|Greater Spearwort||Ranunculus lingua||09/09/2018||Peter Smith|
|Varied Carpet Beetle||Anthrenus verbasci||08/04/2018||Peter Smith|
|Thale Cress||Arabidopsis thaliana||08/04/2018||Peter Smith|
|Ivy-leaved Speedwell||Veronica hederifolia||08/04/2018||Peter Smith|
|Garlic Mustard||Alliaria petiolata||13/05/2017||Craig Mabbett|
|Water Soldier||Stratiotes aloides||11/09/2016||Peter Smith|
|Branched Bur-reed||Sparganium erectum||11/09/2016||Peter Smith|
|Brown-lipped Snail||Cepaea nemoralis||11/09/2016||Peter Smith|
|Banded Demoiselle||Calopteryx splendens||18/06/2016||Jerry Clough|
|Meadowsweet Rust Fungus||Triphragmium ulmariae||18/06/2016||Jerry Clough|
|Meadowsweet||Filipendula ulmaria||18/06/2016||Jerry Clough|
|Kingfisher||Alcedo atthis||17/02/2013||Peter Smith|
|Meadowsweet||Filipendula ulmaria||29/07/2012||Peter Smith|