SP6694 : Kibworth Second Lock near Fleckney, Leicestershire

taken 4 years ago, near to Fleckney, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Kibworth Second Lock near Fleckney, Leicestershire
Kibworth Second Lock near Fleckney, Leicestershire
Lock No 19. There are four locks in this flight on the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section), and another within five hundred metres. This is the second one down. The wide locks can accommodate two narrowboats all the way from here northwards to the River Trent.
The Grand Union Canal
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6609 9469 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.7635N 1:1.6106W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6610 9471
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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