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Grantham Canal

Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire

53 km / 33 miles
The Grantham Canal was opened in 1797, and was built to link Grantham with the River Trent at Nottingham. Restoration of the canal is underway with much of it now navigable again. The towpath provides an opportunity to enjoy the countryside in the East Midlands, running through the heart of the Vale of Belvoir and passing through many unspoilt villages. Part of the Leicestershire section has been designated an SSSI.

Detailed walk descriptions available from Grantham Canal Society website (from menu 'The Canal/Using the Canal/Linear Walks').


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start: SK584386 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK905350 - Grantham, Lincolnshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Grantham Canal Grantham Canal - Map Saleby Jogging Centre - Grantham Canal [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Romantic Canal alongside the Grantham  (Grantham Canal Society )
General Interest Book Nottingham, York & the North East: Waterways Guide 6 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2021 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 129, 130
OS Landranger Active 129, 130
OS Explorer 246, 247, 260
OS Explorer Active 246, 247, 260
Other Paper Maps:
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Vale of Belvoir & the Grantham Canal Towpath (Yellow Publications - 2023)

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Route Profile:

52.9 km (32.9 miles)
261 m (856 ft) ascent
72 m (236 ft)  maximum height

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