GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Market Harborough Canal

6 miles (9 km)

Follow the Market Harborough Arm of the Grand Union Canal from Market Harborough to Foxton Locks on this waterside walk in Leicestershire. It runs for about 6 miles along a nice flat towpath, passing a series of pretty bridges.
The walk starts at the canal basin in Market Harborough. It's a very pretty area with restored red-brick warehouses, waterfowl and lots of barges providing boat trips along the canal. From here you can pick up the towpath and follow it past Great Bowden and Gallow Hill to Foxton Locks. Here you'll find an impressive staircase of ten locks located on the Leicester line of theGrand Union Canal. It's a lovely area which is also designated as a country park. The area includes a woodland trail, lovely rural views and the pretty village of Foxton. You can enjoy post walk refreshments at the canalside inn at the end of the walk.
To extend your walking in the area you can pick up the Leicestershire Round long distance trail which runs past Foxton. This will take you to the nearby Saddington Reservoir which has some more nice trails to try.

Market Harborough Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Market Harborough Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Market Harborough Canal Basin - geograph.org.uk - 579750

Market Harborough Canal Basin

Canal Backwater. - geograph.org.uk - 404987

Canal Backwater.

The Market Harbough Arm of the Grand Union Canal - geograph.org.uk - 579738

The Market Harbough Arm of the Grand Union Canal

Canal Backwater. - geograph.org.uk - 404987

Canal Backwater.

Recovery Seat^ - geograph.org.uk - 407253

Recovery Seat^

Foxton Bottom Lock and Inn - geograph.org.uk - 372859

Foxton Bottom Lock and Inn

Foxton Locks Canal Basin - geograph.org.uk - 579646

Foxton Locks Canal Basin

Rainbow Bridge lower end of Foxton Locks. - geograph.org.uk - 372839

Rainbow Bridge lower end of Foxton Locks.

GPS Files

GPX File

Market Harborough Canal.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Market Harborough Canal.mmo (right click - 'Save As')