SK5804 : Rowers on the 'Mile Straight'

taken 2 months ago, near to Leicester, Great Britain

Rowers on the 'Mile Straight'
Rowers on the 'Mile Straight'
The 'Mile Straight' is the name given to this stretch of the Grand Union Canal in Leicester. The rowers have just passed under the Newarke Bridge, heading south towards the Leicester Rowing Club.
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 Norton Junction 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, 30 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  City, Town centre  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 581 040 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.8445N 1:8.5546W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 581 040
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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