Leicester – Grand Union Canal

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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

Leicester

Canalside dereliction

Leicester

Wildlife, serenity, beauty

Leicester

Canalside walkway

Leicester

Canalside wall art

Leicester

Volunteers clearing rubbish

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Grand Union Canal – Leicester

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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.

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Graffiti – Grand Union Canal

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Grand Union Canal

 

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.

 

Leicester doesn’t quite fit into
the “mybpool” theme
But it’s worth going off piste
every now and then!