A canalside walk along the Grand Union
reveals contrasting scenes:
dereliction; beauty; serenity; wildlife;
vibrant wall art; volunteers;
all just a stone’s throw from the buzz of lively Leicester
Wildlife, serenity, beauty
Canalside wall art
Volunteers clearing rubbish
Grand Union Canal Leicester
Leicester is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with lots of interest for the casual visitor. Theatres; museums; shopping; dining; two universities; the mighty LCFC; Leicester Tigers; Richard III – unceremoniously buried in a car park; and much more.
On a recent visit to catch up with my sister, Jane, we didn’t pursue any cultural, shopping, or sporting pursuits. Instead we had a leisurely 6 mile stroll along the Grand Union Canal.
Peppered with relics of Leicester’s industrial past, modern-day graffiti, wildlife, rural life on the edge of urban outskirts, our walk offered a myriad snapshot opportunities.
Graffiti – Grand Union Canal
Grand Union Canal
Heron on pylon
We stumbled upon the Bakers Arms in Blaby and relaxed over a first class “posh” fish and chip lunch. Too stuffed to muster the return journey on foot we caught the bus, and stopped off for a quick peek at the King Power Stadium.
King Power Stadium Leicester
King Power Stadium
Leicester doesn’t quite fit into
the “mybpool” theme
But it’s worth going off piste
every now and then!