SP5698 : Grand Union Canal north of Blaby in Leicestershire

taken 5 years ago, near to Glen Parva, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Grand Union Canal north of Blaby in Leicestershire
Grand Union Canal north of Blaby in Leicestershire
Blaby Bridge is No 98 crossing the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section) at Glen Parva, and carrying the A426 Leicester Road. The wide section by the bridge is a winding hole, for turning boats round.
Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section)
The Leicester section branches off the main line at Braunston and it is 66 miles long with 59 locks (including two five chamber staircase locks at Foxton) and two tunnels. Near Leicester it continues into the River Soar, hence to the River Trent south of Long Eaton.
Winding Hole
A wind-ing hole (pronounced as in wind = breeze) is a wide section of the canal where narrowboats up to 70 feet (21.3 metres) in length, the maximum accommodated by most locks on the canal system, can be turned round.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5681 9862 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.9458N 1:9.7800W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5673 9862
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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