The Leicester Canal Smeeton and Saddington to Kibworth.

Saddington Tunnel and The Leicester Section of The Grand Union Canal.

This slightly crooked Leicester Canal tunnel was constructed in 1797 and is 808 metres long and available for two way working for boats of 3.96 metres or less beam and maximum of 2.13 metres high. The tunnel does not have an internal towpath - if walking or cycling along the Leicester Canal's towpath then follow the marked route which goes up and over the hillside directly following the tunnel's subterranean route.
Saddington Feeder Arm connects the Leicester Canal with Saddington Reservoir - fed by water from Saddington and Laughton Brooks, the reservoir was constructed in the 1790s as a water source for the canal.
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Bridge 71 crossing The Leicester Canal, England.
Bridge 71
Leicester Canal Bridge 71
Bridge 71
Smeeton Aqueduct carrying The Leicester Canal, England.
Smeeton Aqueduct
Narrow track going under the Canal Aqueduct, Leicester Section
Smeeton Aqueduct track
Smeeton Roadbridge no72 going across The Leicester Canal, England.
Smeeton Roadbridge 72
Leicester Canal bridges - Smeeton Roadbridge 72
Smeeton Roadbridge
Saddington Feeder Arm supplying water to The Leicester Canal
Saddington Feeder Arm
Saddington Tunnel South East Portal, Leicester Canal, England.
Saddington Tunnel
S.E. end
North Western Portal of Saddington Tunnel - Leicester Canal
Saddington Tunnel
NW end
Saddington Tunnel's NW Portal on The Leicester Canal.
Saddington Tunnel
NW Portal
Fleckney Bridge 73 crossing The Leicester Canal, England.
Fleckney Bridge 73
Leicester Canal Section and Fleckney Bridge
Fleckney Bridge no:73
Starting from Kibworth Top Lock (Lock 18) the Leicester Canal's Locks are double size canal locks - i.e. they should be able to accommodate two narrowboats at a time.
Leicester Canal - Ross Bridge 74
Ross Bridge 74
Ross Bridge no74 crossing The Leicester Canal, England.
Ross Bridge 74
Kibworth Top Lock 18, The Leicester Canal in England.
Kibworth Top Lock 18
Leicester Canal Lock Gates at Kibworth Top Lock 18
Kibworth Top Lock 18
Leicester Canal Pipe Bridge near Kibworth.
Pipe Bridge - Kibworth
Kibworth Second Lock 19 on The Leicester Canal, England.
Kibworth Second Lock19
Leicester Canal Locks - Kibworth Second Lock 19
Kibworth
Second Lock 19
Taylor's Turnover Lock 20 - The Leicester Canal.
Taylor's Turnover Lock 20
Leicester Canal and Taylor's Turnover Lock 20
Taylor's
Turnover Lock 20
Leicester Canal being crossed by Kibworth Bridge 75
Kibworth Bridge 75
Kibworth Bridge on The Leicester Canal in England.
Kibworth Bridge 75
 
The section of the Canal preceding the above can be found on our
The Leicester Canal Section - passing through Foxton Lock Flight
and the next part of the Canal is covered on our
The Leicester Canal Section - Pywells Lock to Bumble Bee Lock
All of our items about The Leicester Canal Section (including Foxton Locks) as well as The Grand Union Canal and it's Arms can be found on our Grand Union Canal in England Home Page. Also find on the Home Page links to our topics on other Canals and Rivers in England i.e. The Stratford-on-Avon Canal, The Oxford Canal, The Kennet and Avon Canal, The River Thames and Thames Path, The Regents Canal, River Stort and River Lee.
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