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Grand Union Canal from Great Glen

County/Area - Leicestershire

Author - David McMahon

Length - 3.1 miles / 5 km

Ascent - 50 feet / 15 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SP656975
Lat 52.571388 // Long -1.034988
Postcode LE8 9HE (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This easy walk starts from Great Glen, a popular village to the east of Leicester just off the A6. The bus service is the Arriva X3(see timetable). The walk starts from village green. Commence by walking down the cul-de-sac to the left-hand side of the Pug and Greyhound pub. At the end cross over the stile and carry on along the farm track as it firstly bends to the left and then to the right and then reaches a bridge over the Great Glen Bypass.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 233Sheet Map1:25kBUY
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Ordnance Survey Landranger 140Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 140Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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