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Market Harborough Arm (Grand Union Canal)

The Market Harborough Arm is one of the two arms of the Leicester Line.

Market Harborough Arm

Length6 miles

Maximum boat dimensions

Length21.95m 72ft
Width2.9m 9ft 6''
Draught1.23m 4ft
Headroom2.28m 7ft 6"

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It is lock free for its entire length of just under six miles, from Foxton to Market Harborough. The canal follows the hillsides, providing views of the east Leicestershire countryside.

Read more about the history of the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line

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