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!)