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Play or Download the Audio Walk

This audio walk tells the story of one of the most important and interesting moments in the history of the town - the rise and fall of the Oakham canal.  You will be accompanied on the 5 mile walk, through the town and along the towpaths, by characters from across the ages who will bring you right into the heart of the story, as well as exploring the diverse environment and wildlife that the Oakham Canal Green Corridor Project is working to improve.

 

Simply click the play button on each track to listen directly from our web site,

OR

Click the Download Episode links to download each track to your device - when the new page launches, just click the three little dots on the right to download the track,

OR

For a small hire charge, borrow an MP3 player, with the Audio Walk already loaded, from reception at

Rutland Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham,  LE15 6HW.

The museum is open daily from 10am to 4pm, closed Tuesday and Sunday.  

Track 1 - Church Street Car Park
00:00 / 04:37
TRACK 2 - Bottom of Kilburn Road
00:00 / 08:10
TRACK 3 - Opposite Oakham Cemetery
00:00 / 03:10
TRACK 4 - Barleythorpe Brook, opposite Suthern Close
00:00 / 08:02
TRACK 5 - Start of Oakham Canal footpath
00:00 / 05:01
TRACK 6 - Canal Milepost, Burley Park Way
00:00 / 11:05
TRACK 7 - Spillway Bridge
00:00 / 06:30
TRACK 8 - Wooden Footbridge
00:00 / 05:43
TRACK 9 - East bank of canal, towards Burley Road
00:00 / 04:19
TRACK 10 - Viewing platform, Burley Road
00:00 / 03:08
TRACK 11 - Bench facing the canal - your choice!
00:00 / 08:37
TRACK 12 - Bench at Kimball Close layby
00:00 / 04:58
TRACK 13 - Start of Western Bank footpath
00:00 / 06:21
TRACK 14 - Footpath, south of Burley Road
00:00 / 07:41
TRACK 15 -Wooden footbridge
00:00 / 14:41
TRACK 16 - Canal path, back towards town
00:00 / 04:47
TRACK 17 - Ashwell Road
00:00 / 04:41
TRACK 18 - The Old Boat Inn
00:00 / 05:17
TRACK 19 - Black Gates, at entrance to Oakham School
00:00 / 03:48
TRACK 20 - Cutts Close Park
00:00 / 06:26

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"It being a lovely spring Sunday morning I decided to walk the canal and test the podcast in its entirety via Spotify. I can confirm that it all worked perfectly even when operated by a confirmed technophobe. I found it all very informative and also felt that the timings of each episode were well matched to the distances to be walked."

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Neil - willing trialist!

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