Known in its day as ‘the romantic canal’, the Grantham Canal runs for 35 miles from Grantham to Nottingham. Closed in 1936, the sterling work of the Grantham Canal Society is slowly bring the waterway back to life.
I love canal walking and by happy coincidence the Grantham Canal makes up a stage of my heroic Hit the North expedition.
So, the idea is to take three days in the spring and walk the route from Nottingham to Grantham with two nights wild camping on the way (using my lovely new camping hammock).
I’m really excited about this hike. Here’s a lovely photo of the canal from Flickr by mistymorning23: