ⓘ Grantham Canal SSSI is a 9.5-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest which runs along a stretch of the Grantham Canal and its banks between Redmi ..

                                     

ⓘ Grantham Canal SSSI

Grantham Canal SSSI is a 9.5-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest which runs along a stretch of the Grantham Canal and its banks between Redmile and Harby in Leicestershire.

This site has diverse aquatic and terrestrial habitats, which supports a varied insect community. The canal has floating plants such as fat duckweed and water fern, and there are breeding birds such as sedge warblers, moorhens and reed warblers.

There is access to the canal towpath.

                                     
  • The Grantham Canal runs for 33 miles 53 km from Grantham through 18 locks to West Bridgford, where it joins the River Trent. It was built primarily for
  • Grantham ˈɡrænθəm GRAN - thəm is an English town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. It straddles the London Edinburgh East Coast Main Line
  • well The main engineering feature of the Grantham Canal which opened in 1797, was Harlaxton Drift near Grantham This was a deep cutting which was built
  • with a branch at Bottesford for Grantham and Skegness, opened in 1879 but closed to passengers in 1951. The Grantham Canal to Nottingham opened in 1797 and
  • Grantham and adjoins the county border with Leicestershire. The neighbouring village of Belvoir lies on the other side of the border. Grantham Canal
  • shares a priest with Foston, West Allington and Long Bennington. The Grantham Canal passes 1.5 miles 2.4 km south - west of the village. It opened in 1797
  • Designation as an SSSI gives legal protection to the most important wildlife and geological sites. As of January 2018, there are seventy - six SSSIs in the county
  • of Melton Mowbray and 7 miles 11 km west from Grantham Plungar is adjacent to the Grantham Canal and stands in the Vale of Belvoir. The Plungar name
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