A little way out of Yorkshire here by virtue of taking a friend down that way to a funeral, while they were there I had a very enjoyable afternoon and lucrative session as it turned out since I managed to sell several prints to people who left their details as they went through. For anyone living that way there's a nice opportunity there to fund equipment costs if nothing else.
Watford Locks is a group of seven locks on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire, famous for the Watford Gap service area. The locks are formed (looking from the South) of two single locks, a staircase of four, and a final single lock. Together they lift the canal 16m (52ft 6in) to the "Leicester Summit" which it maintains all the way to Foxton Locks. The locks were built to carry narrowboats and the system was opened in 1814. In the early 20th century there were plans to build an inclined plane similar to that at Foxton as part of a scheme to allow the passage of barges, but the plan was abandoned when the inclined plane at Foxton proved uneconomic. The locks are hemmed in by the Roman Watling Street (now the A5 road) the M1 motorway and the West Coast Main Line railway which all fit through the narrow Watford Gap, between two hill systems.
Landscape and travel
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