As we had avoided Leicester because of its reputation I was surprised on in places how lovely it was. I soon passed the local football ground, not quite as spectacular as old trafford.
Along side it was this lovely weir
As I steamed through Leicester as it is river there, I passed some nice bridges, this one had a pub called the "Soar Point " on it, very apt maybe..
The locals have made an effort to tidy up the area and this was just one example.
The view from the lock though was quite stunning. In fact Leicester is surrounded by gravel pits, so is able to accommodate all water sports.. It was almost a shame as I left the edges of Leicester and tied up for the day.
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