and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Market Harborough to Foxton Locks and back along the canal.

Thursday 06 December, with Maureen. Again, we changed our original plan because of muddy paths!  
We set off from the canal basin near the Waterside restaurant. Luckily we were intercepted by a nearby resident who told us that we should make a detour along the main road for about a quarter of a mile. House-building is in progress and one of the bridges is closed until February. 

We duly turned back and walked away from the town until we found the footpath sign which took us back to the canal, where we turned right along the towpath.  It's about five miles to Foxton Locks.

One of Sustrans millennium posts

 After five miles we were hungry, and put that right at Bridge 61 pub. A brief rain shower was almost over by the time we emerged.
Foxton Locks
Almost sunlight!
At one point we saw a kingfisher flying straight along the water, not looking as shiny as one sunny days.

We had another short break on the way back, but, for the first time in a while we walked (just) over ten miles.

1 comment:

Ida Jones said...

Hi Alison - I've enjoyed looking at your recent blog posts and your photos bring the scenes to life with a peek at the countryside and the occasional history lesson.