Wanlip to Leicester

We spent the morning walking the dog in the Watermead Country Park – a huge park – once gravel pits but now a series of large lakes, which Toby just loves. As the sun then came out, we thought we’d push on to Leicester – just 3 hours away. A beautiful, scenic route along the Soar:

There’s that Space Centre again

Swan’s nest bridge and on into Leicester to those visitor pontoon moorings again:

An evening sortie into the city . .  past the cathedral …

and our quest … to locate the Ale Wagon – owned by the Hoskins family, who used to have their own brewery (Tom Hoskins) many years ago. Some good beers (Tiny Rebel – “Dirty Stop Out”, oak smoked stout, nice and a few of their own beers too). 

Then on to the Criterion …

where we tried their Pig Pub beer “Weiner Citra” – very nice.