GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Grantham Canal

32 miles (52 km)

A lovely peaceful walk alongside the Grantham Canal from Grantham to Nottingham.
The walk takes you through through the glorious Vale of Belvoir and passes Woolsthorpe, Redmile, Harby, Hickling and the delightful Cotgrave Country Park.
Highlights on the route include the pretty Denton Reservoir just to the west of Grantham. It's a great place for wildlife with coot, moorhen, mallard, teal, pochard, heron, great crested grebe and kingfishers to look out for.
Near here you can also visit the splendid Belvoir Castle which has lovely parkland, lakes and woodland surrounding the Grade I listed castle. You can create a nice circular walk around here by visiting the Woolsthorpe By Belvoir using the Viking Way footpath at Longmoor Bridge.

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Grantham Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Grantham Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Grantham Canal, Harby - - 54634

Canal at Harby.Langar Bridge, No 43. Not a lot of headroom for prospective canal traffic. This bridge would have to be rebuilt if the canal was to become fully navigable again.

Woolsthorpe Top Lock, Grantham Canal - - 136943

Woolsthorpe Top Lock. Topmost of three well-restored locks on the canal, currently cut off from the rest of the national system and with several locks converted to weirs and a lengthy dry section some miles to the west of this location. Cliff Wood behind.

Basin on the Grantham Canal - - 748508

Basin on the canal. Just east of the Polser Brook the canal widens out into a small basin. Its proximity to Cotgrave Place, now a country club and golf course, makes me wonder if there was once a small wharf here for the collection of "night soil", one of the cargoes carried along this canal.

Grantham Canal roundabout - - 137285

Canal roundabout. Still with plenty of water in its channel, the canal is culverted under a new roundabout linking to an A1 slip-road.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Grantham Canal.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)