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Walking The Towpath
31-08-2017

If you only venture to the banks of the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal during the Riverside Festival, you're missing out on a lot.

A colourful new guide has just been published by the River Soar and Grand Union Canal Partnership which showcases many walking and cycling routes along the length of the river and canal.

The River Soar Trail is a 39-mile route of waterways through city and county and the local stretch is easily accessible from West Bridge, Bede Park and Woodgate.

The trail, which mostly follows the route of the canal towpath, is highlighted in the new walking and cycling route map, which also includes ideas and activities along the river.

The River Soar Trail includes urban and rural landscapes in the city and county, from Foxton Locks in the south to Loughborough and Kegworth in the north.

Sites of interest along the way include the city's National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping Station, Abbey Park and the Great Central Railway, while in the county, attractions listed include the picturesque Foxton Locks, Wistow and Watermead Country Park.

The new guide is available from the Visit Leicester centre in Gallowtree Gate, libraries and community buildings across the city and county.

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