Grantham Canal

Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, England

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About Grantham Canal

Grantham Canal runs for 53 km (33 mi) from Grantham in Lincolnshire to West Bridgford in Nottinghamshire, where it joins the River Trent.

Its main purpose when built in the late 18th century was carrying coal; closing in 1936 when the railways proved a cheaper mode of transportation. It is now mostly owned by Canal and River Trust with 150 yards owned by the Environment Agency.

Two stretches are now navigable by small vessels and restoration of other sections is ongoing; nonetheless, the entire towpath forms a long distance walking path for walkers to explore the East Midlands countryside, with part of the route in Leicestershire designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, England
Latitude: 52.890885, Longitude: -0.876032

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