Market Harborough and Foxton Locks


  • Start: Market Harborough station (station code MHR, postcode LE16 7DT)
  • Finish: Market Harborough station (station code MHR, postcode LE16 7DT)
  • Distance: 15.95km
  • Total ascent: 189m
  • Naismith time: 3h 30m
  • London terminus: St Pancras
  • Ticketing: Return to Market Harborough (much less expensive if booked in advance)
  • Intermediate transport: Buses to Market Harborough at Lubenham (11.33km)
  • Facilities: Pubs at Foxton (6.93km), Foxton Locks (8.02km) and Lubenham (11.33km); café at Foxton Locks (8.10km); all facilities in Market Harborough


A market town, a couple of villages, canal towpaths, and the amazing Foxton Locks — ten locks, a museum, and the site of an inclined plane. No challenging ascents. A fine circuit in the Leicestershire countryside.


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