GU Canal, Mill Hill to Mowsley Rd
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Access is from Mill Hill to the east and from Mowsley Road to the west.
Total species seen at this site: 1
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.
- Grand Union Canal Conservation Area