SP7449 : The Grand Union at Stoke Bruerne

near to Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

The Grand Union at Stoke Bruerne
The Grand Union at Stoke Bruerne
The Grand Union is a 137 mile (220km), 166 lock, 2 tunnel canal running between Brentford in London and Birmingham. It is the longest canal in Britain, and has 11 main arms and junctions. It takes over a week to navigate.

The Leicester arm branches off at Braunston and runs 66 miles long through 59 locks (including 2 staircase locks at Foxton) and 2 tunnels to Leicester where it continues into the River Soar.

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2012
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Saturday, 6 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 11 October, 2012
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Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 742 499 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:8.5878N 0:54.9754W
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