Leicester Loop Grand Union Canal July

A trip round the Leicester Ring in August 2019 stating at Fazeley Mill Marina and ending at Gayton Marina .

After the failed attempt to do the Leicester Ring in June because of heavy rain which caused the canal at Alrewas Lock No 12  on the T&M to be impassable the route was completed in July July. Jean and Roland took the boat to Alrewas, where Howard joined. We travelled to Nottingham where Roland left and Jean and Howard continued down the Soar Navigation to Leicester where Jean left. Howard stayed aboard the boat static just North of Leicester (joined by Laurence for a couple of days) before Jean rejoined and we continued through Leicester and down the Grand Union to Gayton Marina. Mary, Laurie and Iona joined for a day to go up the Foxton staircases.

Take a look at some pictures of the trip.

  Miles   140
  Locks  93
  Hours  74
  Days  18
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DateOvernightMilesLocksEnd HoursCruising hours
6th July Fazeley Mill Marina 4379
7th JulyHopwas School Bridge 3.4
-43801.5
8th JulyAlrewas Visitor Moorings10
543854.5
9th JulyWillington Visitor mooring12.2643905.25
10th JulyShardlow13.2643954.75
11th JulyNottingham Castle Boulevard11.4
543994.25
12th JulyZouch15.41044067.25
13th JulyHills Bridge Syston12.5844136.25
14th JulyBirstall Riverside Junction2.5144141
Heating and charging44186.5
18th JulyAylestone Freestone Bridge5.2744244
19th JulyDouble Rail Lock5744283.5
20th July
Smeeton Hill Bridge7.81444346.25
21th JulyWelford Mill Bridge111044395
22th JulyCrick Marina10-44433.75
23th JulyStandingham Bridge11.314
44496.5
24th JulyGayton Marina7.4
-44533.5