SK8534 : Towpath along the Grantham Canal

taken 7 years ago, near to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Towpath along the Grantham Canal
Towpath along the Grantham Canal
The Grantham Canal was built from the River Trent in Nottingham to Grantham, some 33 miles between 1793 and 1797 at a cost of 118,500 and narrow boats and barges transported coal, building materials and groceries through 18 locks to Grantham. On the return journey they transported corn, malt, beans, wool and other agricultural produce. Due to the development and the success of the railways the canal was closed in 1935 and left to its fate. Over the years it fell into disrepair with many of the "fixtures and fittings" being demolished.
The Grantham Canal Restoration Society is an active body which has been working towards the reopening of the canal as a recreational and commercial waterway. Whether this will ever happen is up for debate with many obstacles in the way.
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SK8534, 22 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 May, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Canals  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Towpath 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8561 3480 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.2297N 0:43.7173W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8561 3480
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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