SK5908 : River Soar/Grand Union Canal, Watermead Country Park, Leicester

near to Birstall, Leicestershire, Great Britain

River Soar/Grand Union Canal, Watermead Country Park, Leicester
River Soar/Grand Union Canal, Watermead Country Park, Leicester
Where the Grand Union Canal runs along side the River Soar in Leicester and the north of the county it joins with the river. The river system frequently floods here, overflowing onto the flat water meadows in the middle of the photo. I took this photograph from the footbridge which follows the line of a long weir. When in flood the water pours over the weir into a wide drainage channel. The houses in the distance are in Birstall, a large village, now absorbed by the Leicester suburbs.
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2005
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 July, 2005
Category
River   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 599 085 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.2760N 1:6.9364W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 599 086
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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