The Grand Union Canal from Smeeton Westerby

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From the small village of Smeeton Westerby, this walk uses bridle-paths to reach the Grand Union Canal, whose towpath it follows to reach Saddington Tunnel. The walk follows the route of the tunnel, then rejoins the canal for a short distance before a gentle climb back to the start.

England - Central England - Leicestershire - Canal Walk


Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport
14/09/2015 - Richard Hardy

Rewalked the route yesterday. The instructions as written in section 6 the walk are correct. After crossing the double stile you follow the hedgerow on your left up the slight rise to a further waymarker post after which the right of way cuts across the field to the final stile

27/08/2015 - Richard Moisey

Very good walk, completed 27/8/15 in sunshine with showers. Very good blackberry picking en route. It might be me, but at the end of point 6 I think the instruction should be 'follow hedgerow on your right (not left) until you see stile to your left in the top right corner of the field...'

03/09/2013 - Jill Willis

03/09/2013 - Jill Willis

This is a very pleasant and easy walk which we will do again. At point 6, it meets Walk no. 5996 point 9 and the combination would make a roughly 7 mile walk that includes a lot more of the towpath (and avoids most of the cattle pastures!) and we plan to try this next time.

17/07/2012 - Richard Hardy

Some roads to cross and some fields will contain livestock. Off lead walking along bridleways and canal bank.

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