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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Canal Bridge 45 crossing The Leicester Canal, England.
Ugly Bridge 45
Leicester Canal replaced bridge 45 - no design these days of course
Bridge 45
Nice canal sluice near to ugly canal bridge 45, Leicester Canal, England.
Syphon nr UGLY Bridge 45
Syphon/sluice near to bridge 45, Leicester Canal, England.
Canal sluice by Bridge 45
Leicester Canal and a small syphon/sluice
Mini sluice
Western portal of Husbands Bosworth Tunnel, Leicester Canal, England.
Husbands Bosworth
Tunnel Western end
Husbands Bosworth Tunnel and The Leicester Canal.
West exit of Husbands Bosworth Tunnel
Leicester Canal and the original path of a disused railwayline.
Site of dismantled railwayline
Nice old railway bridge on top of Husbands Bosworth Tunnel, Leicester Canal, England.
Nicely Bricked and arched railway bridge.
Towpath heading across the top of Husbands Bosworth Tunnel, Leicester Canal, England.
Husbands Bosworth
Tunnel Towpath
The Leicester Canal seen from Husbands Bosworth Tunnel
View from the portal Husbands Bosworth Tunnel
Husbands Bosworth Tunnel east portal, Leicester Canal in England.
E. Portal - Husbands Bosworth Tunnel
Eastern entrance or portal to Husbands Bosworth Tunnel, Leicester Canal, England.
Husbands Bosworth
Tunnel - east end
Early Spring time on the Leicester Canal in England.
The Leicester Canal is beautiful in the Spring
Honey Pot Farm Bridge 46 crossing The Leicester Canal, England.
Bridge No:46
Leicester Canal's Honey Pot Farm Bridge
Honey Pot Farm Bridge
Pipebridge - Leicester Canal Section
Leicester Section Pipebridge
Pipe Bridge over The Leicester Canal, England.
Leicester Section - Pipe Bridge
Canal Bridge 47 crossing The Leicester Canal.
Leicester Section
- Bridge No:-47
Leicester Canal Bridge 47
Bridge 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 over The Leicester Canal, England.
Freemans Bridge
Leicester Canal crossed by Freeman's Bridge
Freemans Bridge 48
Canal Bridge 49 on the Leicester Canal Section
Bridge 49
Leicester Canal Bridge 49 near Theddingworth Lodge
Bridge No49
Leicester Canal Bridge 50
Bridge No:-50
Mowsley Bridge 50 crossing The Leicester Canal, England.
Bridge No:-50
Canal Bridge 51 (Leicester Canal)
Bridge 51
Bridge 51 going over The Leicester Canal, England.
Bridge No:-51
Leicester Canal and Bridge no.52
Canal Bridge No 52
Leicester Canal Bridge 52
Bridge 52
Canal bridge 53 over The Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal
Bridge No:-53
Bridge no53 crosses The Leicester Canal, England.
Bridge No:-53
Canal Bridge 54 going across The Leicester Canal.
Bridge 54
Leicester Canal Section Bridge no:54
Bridge No:54
Bridge no:55, Leicester Canal, England.
Canal Bridge 55
Leicester Canal Bridge 55
Bridge No:55
Leicester Canal Bridges - Morton Bridge no56
Bridge 56
Morton Bridge 56 over The Leicester Canal, England.
Morton Bridge 56
Leicester Section Canal Bridge 57
Bridge No:-57
Laughton Road Bridge 57 crossing over The Leicester Canal.
Bridge No 57
Leicester Canal and Lubenham Lodge Bridge
Lubenham Lodge
Bridge 58
Lubenham Lodge Bridge 58 crossing The Leicester Canal, England.
Lubenham Lodge Bridge
Leicester Canal Bridge no:59
Bridge 59
Leicester Section, Canal syphon near Bridge 59
sluice nr Bridge 59
The section of the Canal preceding the above can be found on our
The Leicester Canal - Mountain Barn Bridge to Welford Canal Junction
and the next part of the Canal is covered on our
The Leicester Canal Section - passing through Foxton Lock Flight
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