Grantham Canal Towpath Off Road
This is a delightful little ride along one of the nation's oldest canals. The surfaces are usually firm and it's as flat as a pancake. The route starts at the Meres Leisure Centre and uses all shared cycle paths next to the road. Take care crossing two roads and please be courteous and considerate to other towpath users. It's safest to dismount when passing under bridges, especially as you wil be looking for the 18th century grafitti and marks made by the constant rubbing of tow ropes on the bridge stone. Also, see if you can find the stream that runs under the canal. If you are feeling like it, you can continue all the way to the Dirty Duck pub for a well deserved refreshment. As there are narrow gates at the entrance to the towpath this route is not suitable for trikes and recumbents, unless you have help to lift them over.
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