Market Harborough Arm (Grand Union Canal)

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

View round a bend on Market Harborough Arm of Grand Union Canal with moored boats in background Market Harborough Arm, Grand Union Canal
Market Harborough Arm  
Length 6 miles
Locks None
Maximum boat dimensions
Guide only - weather conditions can affect water levels
  • Length
  • Width
  • Draught
  • Headroom
  • 21.95m 72ft
  • 2.9m 9ft 6''
  • 1.23m 4ft
  • 2.28m 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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