Thursday, 7 April 2011

A to Z of Leicester: F is for...

Foxton Locks and Fosse Way 

Two historic routes with a lesson in technological durability

Foxton Locks, the largest UK staircase lock, was precision built in 1900. No surprise that it’s still in regular use today. The Romans built Fosse Way in the 1st century. Guess what! Part of that road is still in use! 

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Foxton Locks is one of my favourite summer walks

Parts of Fosse Way are now boring dual carriageway. 
This stretch has a more ancient feel 
(with a touch of tarmac added since Roman times!)



  1. Yes I remember Foxton Locks and going there for walks. Rather picturesque!

    Duncan In Kuantan

  2. Thanks for taking me on a beautiful visit in Leicester.


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  3. Wow! Those are great pictures. I had no idea. Great to know you through A-Z!

  4. If I read any more of this, I'll just have to visit Leicester!

  5. Wow what a neat place! Love the pictures.

  6. I would love to take a stroll on Fosse Way ...... and forego my "Yellow Brick Road."

  7. Right, now I have heard of the Fosse Way. Love the photo.

  8. Oh it is so beautiful! I don't blame you for making it one of your regular walks.

  9. I love your pictures. So cool that Fosse Way has been around since the Romans.

  10. An amazing picture! Canal locks have always fascinated me. As a child we would walk along the canals around - Airdale in Yorkshire ...a long time ago now!

  11. nice to meet you! looks like a wonderful walk. great photo's!
    thank you for sharing this.

    happy A-Z!

  12. interesting! Look forward to see what else the alphabet brings us.