Foxton Locks

John Dalkin

Solihull, United Kingdom

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Foxton Locks is home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside.

The Grade II listed locks on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal are over 200 years old. They demonstrate how 19th century canal engineers solved the problem of getting boats up and down a steep hill.

This impressive flight of ten locks are the longest set of staircase locks in Britain. It takes an average of 45 minutes for boats to travel the entire flight and on a busy day as many as 40 boats can make the trip. The lock keepers will be busy directing the traffic, making use of the passing pond in the middle of the flight.
Camera: Canon EOS 20D

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