GU Canal, Mill Hill to Mowsley Rd

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

    Getting There

    Access is from Mill Hill to the east and from Mowsley Road to the west.

    Managed By
    Canal and River Trust
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 1

    Description

    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.

    Status
    • Canal
    • Grand Union Canal Conservation Area
    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Rhingia campestris23/04/2020CAPochin

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    HoverfliesRhingia campestris23/04/2020