Pronounced ‘Nen’ or ‘Nin’ depending where you’re from, the River Nene is a large river in the Centre/East of England. From source to sea, the river measures around 100 miles, and is the 10th longest river in the UK. Rising in Northamptonshire and flowing North East to the Wash at…
The Harborough Branch, or Market Harborough Branch, runs from the Leicester Arm at Rainbow Bridge, into Union Wharf on the outskirts of Market Harborough. There are no locks on this stretch but plenty of bridges. These include a swing bridge which can be paddled under or portaged depending on your…
The Grantham canal is under reconstruction. Nature has reclaimed most of it rendering much of the original route unpaddleable. The Canal & River Trust is currently working on restoring parts of the waterway.
The River Welland is a pretty, lowland river flowing through Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and eventually Lincolnshire. This 65-mile river also flows through the towns of Stamford, Spalding and Market Harborough. It's a very picturesque place for a paddle, with much of the river hugged by lush green banks and hedgerows.…
The River Glen is a river located in Lincolnshire which runs from Ropsley, Lincolnshire, to the River Welland just below Spalding where it then flows into the Wash. The river is navigable for 11.5 miles, with the first 8.9 mile section from source to Guthram Gowt forming part of the…
The Leicester Arm of the Grand Union Canal is one of the longer arms or branches of the canal. The river Soar flows into the Leicester Arm just above the city of Leicester. The canal then continues through the very heart of the city, flowing through sprawling countryside with a…
The Black Sluice Navigation is an artificial drainage river in Lincolnshire also known as the South Forty-Foot Drain. The drain rises in the Lincolnshire Fens and is navigable for 19 miles. The word drain conjures up all sorts of images. You need not worry though, it's not a drain how…
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