ⓘ Kilby - Foxton Canal is a 32.1 hectares biological Site of Special Scientific Interest along the Grand Union Canal and its banks in Leicestershire, between Kilb ..

                                     

ⓘ Kilby - Foxton Canal

Kilby - Foxton Canal is a 32.1 hectares biological Site of Special Scientific Interest along the Grand Union Canal and its banks in Leicestershire, between Kilby Bridge, south of Wigston, and Debdale Wharf, north of Foxton.

Nine species of pondweed have been recorded on the canal, two of which are nationally rare, and submerged plants include Nuttalls waterweed and yellow water-lily. Fleckney Tunnel has a long established colony of Daubentons bats.

The canal towpath runs through the site.

                                     
  • are mixed in size. From Norton to Foxton the route is a narrow canal From below Foxton to Leicester it is a wide canal From Leicester to the Trent, the
  • The Grand Union Canal was a canal in England from Foxton Leicestershire on the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal to Norton Junction, close
  • Fenny Drayton, Field Head, Fleckney, Fosse Shopping Park, Foston, Foxton Foxton Locks, Freeby, Frisby, Frisby on the Wreake, Frog Island, Frolesworth
  • service 49 into Leicester via Wigston and Centrebus operate service 44 to Foxton via Saddington, Kibworth Beauchamp, The Langtons, Great Bowden Market
  • Natural England. Retrieved 2 October 2017. Designated Sites View: Kilby Foxton Canal Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived