A Historical Dog Walk Along Grantham Canal Nottingham


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A dog walk with water, history and nature this is a dog walk alongside a regenerated canal.

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This is a dog walk alongside a regenerated canal which is rich in local history and has all kinds of water loving wildlife, birds and insects; we even saw a pair of nesting swans. This dog walk takes in a short stretch approximately 2 miles on the outskirts of Westbridgeford, the Grantham canal which 33miles in total winds across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and in to Lincolnshire. The Grantham canal was once a vital part of the British waterways network, transporting goods like coal and grains to and from Grantham and Nottingham.  On the main stretch of the canal you will now find canal boats and cruisers used for holidays and boat trips.

The numerous information boards along the canal also provide you with a wealth of educational information on the wildlife that prosper on the banks of the water. There is also seating at various points along the canal, where you can take a seat to relax, and take time to enjoy the local wildlife. Fishing along the canal is permitted but please contact local authorities for details, permissions and licences. 

Please ensure you have your dogs fully under control while walking along this stretch of canal, it is also part of the cycle network so please be aware of other path users. The well presented paved route has paths on both sides so you can walk down one side and back up the other, it makes it a very accessible walk for all ages and abilities, this dog walk is friendly to wheelchairs and pushchairs. The many bridges crossing the canal help to make this dog walk flexible and fun, it provides all round interest so you can also take the family for a walk and a history lesson.  

The part of the canal that we walked along went from Ambleside in Gamston, to the A52 Radcliffe Road on the edge of Westbridgeford, Nottingham, which makes this a dog safe walk with the only road being the A52. The path where you walk along with your dog is edged on both sides with housing estates, it is also edged by some allotments with secure fencing as you head towards the A52 Radcliffe Road end of the dog walk. 


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