The other day I visited Foxton Locks in Leicestershire. Foxton is a junction located in the centre of England's famous Grand Union Canal. The main canal route starts in London and ends in Birmingham and is about 220 km long. From Foxton there are several branch lines of the canal that take you to various other places. The word 'Locks' means gateways that allow boats to travel through waterways and canals that have different water levels. At Foxton there are many of these locks, so therefore it apparently takes more than an hour to pass through them!
I tried to go to the countryside pub called The Foxton Inn, but unfortunately its closed until next month, which was a pity as I wanted to try some delicious ale. 🍺
But, myself and Olly the dog enjoyed our visit to Foxton Locks, next time I'd like to go on a barge as well.
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