The Leicester Canal from Husbands Bosworth Tunnel to Lubenham.
About Husbands Bosworth Tunnel on The Leicester Section of The Grand Union Canal. The area around the 1071 metre long Husbands Bosworth Tunnel - which was opened in 1813 - is really nice with it's lovely trees and foliage. There is no towpath through the tunnel Husbands Bosworth Tunnel
which is quite straight so you can see the light at the far end. Walkers and cyclists have to climb up and over the top - the path is in very condition and goes
pretty well straight - crossing just one road on the way. Husbands Bosworth Tunnel will accommodate boats with a maximum beam of 2.13 metres and the tunnel has a maximum headroom of 2.06
metres - generally allowing two way narrow boat traffic. For walkers and cyclists after passing over the road on the towpath from the Eastern Portal you are then soon
accompanied by a dis-used railway line for a while - (it's easy to imagine a steam engine once pounding along the line through this lovely woodland) - and eventually cross it's nicely arched railway bridge.
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Ugly Bridge 45
Syphon nr UGLY Bridge 45
Canal sluice by Bridge 45
Tunnel Western end
West exit of Husbands Bosworth Tunnel
Site of dismantled railwayline
Nicely Bricked and arched railway bridge.
View from the portal Husbands Bosworth Tunnel
E. Portal - Husbands Bosworth Tunnel
Tunnel - east end
The Leicester Canal is beautiful in the Spring
Honey Pot Farm Bridge
Leicester Section Pipebridge
Leicester Section - Pipe Bridge
- Bridge No:-47
There are no canal locks so far on this part of the Leicester Canal Section however this is more than made up for once you a little later on reach Foxton and it's excellent
series of lock flights. Generally the towpath is in reasonable condition for walkers and cyclists but there are some poor bits to be aware of where the path has all but disappeared - these would be particularly awkward to go along if the weather was wet. The
Leicester Canal is beautiful to wander along all the way however, especially in the Spring with all the trees just bringing out their diferent shades of green and also in the Autumn when the trees produce really colourful displays of their leaves.
Freemans Bridge 48
Canal Bridge No 52
Canal Bridge 55
Morton Bridge 56
Bridge No 57
Lubenham Lodge Bridge
sluice nr Bridge 59
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