Grantham Canal comes close to Redmile. Walking along the canal’s towpath not far upstream from the Redmile Town Bridge you have a nice view at the village Church of St Peter.
A coloured postcard taken during winter around (year) gives a clear view which is now more hidden by some trees.
The Grantham Canal runs for 33 miles (53 km) from Grantham through 18 locks to West Bridgford/Nottingham, where it joins the River Trent. It was built primarily for the transportation of coal to Grantham. It opened in 1797 and its profitability steadily increased until 1841. It was then sold to a railway company, declined, and was finally closed in 1936. It was used as a water supply for agriculture, and so most of it remained in water after closure, although bridges were lowered. Since the 1970s, the Grantham Canal Society have been working to restore it.
Grantham Canal - Travel in Time is a project realised by new traces for the Grantham Canal Society.