GU Canal, Welford Arm

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

    Getting There

    The nearest road access to where the Welford Arm splits from the main canal is Mill Lane which joins the A4304 near Husbands Bosworth. At the terminal end, the canal is easily accessed from the village of Welford, where there are facilities available.

    Managed By
    Canal and River Trust
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 5


    At just 1.6km long, the Welford Arm transports you from the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal to the picturesque village of Welford. It lies just south of Husbands Bosworth and near to the county boundary.

    Wildlife Highlights

    This stretch of the canal supports numerous dragonflies and damselflies, including the uncommon White-legged Damselfly.

    • Canal
    • Grand Union Canal Conservation Area
    Further Information

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io20/07/2018
    ButterfliesRed AdmiralVanessa atalanta20/07/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBanded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens20/07/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesWhite-legged DamselflyPlatycnemis pennipes20/07/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsLesser Marsh GrasshopperChorthippus albomarginatus20/07/2018