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Exploring The Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal is a canal that runs for 33 miles from Grantham, falling through 18 locks to West Bridgford where it joins the River Trent. It was built primarily to allow for the transportation of coal to Grantham. It is currently partly navigable, partly in water but not navigable and some sections are filled in, notably where the A1 has been built across it so I knew this was going to be an interesting though not long paddle. Before setting of I generally check two websites. One is which is great for getting information on where to put in and get out of the waterway you are about to paddle. The other is the BBC weather and on the day it was due to be very windy. The go

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