The Grand Union: Leicester Section & River Trent


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This 2 disk set covers two waterways that provide continuous cruising from Daventry through to Keadby on the Eastern side of England.

The Grand Union Leicester Section. This section runs from Norton junction near Watford Gap to Leicester, and takes in the Welford Arm and Market Harborough Arm. There’s plenty to interest the canal boater, with three tunnels, two staircase flights of locks, and the Inclined Plane at Foxton. Apart from the two major towns of Leicester and Market Harborough, there are no other built up areas on this delightfully tranquil passage. At Leicester, the canal runs in to the river Soar, and brings a complete contrast for the boater; a delightful meandering non-tidal river navigation. The river gets deeper and wider as it winds its way to the confluence with the River Trent near Nottingham. (Run Length 58 mins)

The River Trent. The river has been an important transport route since the Bronze Age. The Romans recognised it as a major trade route and the Danes used it to invade us. Our journey begins at Shardlow. The navigation that we see today was engineered in the 1920s. The programme explores Nottingham, and the delightful town of Newark. At Cromwell lock, we set out onto the tideway, an act which requires a good deal of preparation and this DVD guides you on how to tackle it safely. The tideway is fast and exciting, and we show you what happens when you meet a 600 tonne gravel barge, and what happens when you get buzzed by water skiers. We stop off to explore Gainsborough, and negotiate the difficult entrance into Keadby lock. (Run Length 60 mins)

In PAL DVD-R format, suitable for the UK, European and Australia / New Zealand markets. Will also play in laptops anywhere.

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