Foxton Canal and Locks is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length1.8 miElevation gain193 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingPartially pavedViews
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A pleasant and easy walk in Leicestershire around canal towpaths and footpaths, with the option of a visit to explore Foxton Locks, the museum and the inclined plane. The route includes one short hill near the start. You will need to negotiate gates and a staggered barrier but there are no stiles on route. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. Allow 1 hour.

From Market Harborough, drive towards Leicester on the A6 and, in about 3 miles turn left into Langton Road signposted Foxton. Park in Main Street or a side road, with consideration to other road users and residents. Approximate post code LE16 7RD.

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Hazel WS
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Hiking

Little wander while we waited for something, had a good meandering round the locks reading the information boards.

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Abby McCormick
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WalkingGreat!

Lovely walk. Wear wellies if it has rained recently as there were quite a few big puddles along the canal. Would be really nice to visit some of the pubs if not for covid.

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Rosemary Holden
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Road biking

I started and finished with quite a bit of road riding but they are pretty quiet roads and the canal is lovely in autumn. so was the pasty and shandy at the bottom lock.

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Vicki Bennett
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Hiking

Lovely fun walk to see the locks - time for a cuppa too.

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Daisy Attley
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Hiking

lovely day for it. Lambs were out in the fields, daffodils were in bloom. River was still and gorgeous!!

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Rosalind Astles
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First to Review

A gentle walk mostly by the side of the canal. Terrible conditions at the moment due to all the rain but surrounded by lovely countryside. The Black Horse pub also has a tea room that welcomes dogs - we didn’t try it out though.

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Adam Bonham
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Valerie Freestone
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Adam Bonham
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Jasmine Worthington-Hunt
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Jayne Morris
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Richard Edmond
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Marc Goldmark
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Marc Goldmark
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Alan Houghton
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Nick Hayes
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Stefan Szczurek
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alex smith
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Mo Allsopp-Clarke
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David Janos Keczely
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Adele Bidet
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Gina Tealightful
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