From Norton Junction to the River Soar
There are arms to:
- Welford (1.6 miles – 2.6 km – 1 lock – joins at Welford Junction)
- Market Harborough (5.5 miles – 7.7 km – no locks – joins at Foxton Junction).
By amalgamating various canal companies, the Grand Union Canal was formed to link London with the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire coalfields and Birmingham under single ownership. The Leicester Line provided a link from the Grand Junction Canal to the River Soar, which connected to the River Trent.
At Foxton Locks, the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust leases the reconstructed lift boiler house, from which it operates the Foxton Canal Museum.