The Leicester Loop

Rose Narrowboats Collage

The Leicester Ring

Canal Holidays – 1 to 2 Week Routes

Cottage, Lock 2, Braunston

The Leicester Ring

A varied route taking in parts of the Oxford Canal,  the Grand Union Leicester Line, the River Soar,  a short section of the River Trent, part of the Trent & Mersey Canal, and the Coventry Canal. The route includes five tunnels, several aqueducts, and 100 locks.

This canal holiday route can be navigated in 10 days, but we suggest fortnight to allow more leisurely progress with time to visit the numerous places of interest and other canals branching off the main route (e.g. the Ashby). A further week would enable you to include the Warwickshire Ring through Birmingham for a thorough exploration of the Midland’s canal network.

Rose Narrowboats Leicester Ring map
Canal Map Key