We're on our way back and we've stopped in Shackerstone to take the steam train to Market Bosworth and Shenton. The railway station is only a couple of hundred yards from the canal, but not well signed, we had to guess the route.
It's a lovely trip to Shenton where we walked up to see the battlefield where King Richard III was killed. The memorial on the hill is nice as is the visitor centre, although a bit commercialised, it's nicely presented.
Our ride back was in a 1960s First Class carriage with passenger compartments and a corridor, all a little care-worn, but respectable. I remember this type of carriage from when I was a little boy and Mum used to take me to Bristol to see Grandad. Happy days.
|I don't know what coal they're burning, but it ain't half smutty.|
|I think (If I remember rightly), the engine is No.8303|
|All photos courtesy of Linda - Thanks Lin.|
Life on the canals doesn't get much better than this.
And I can confirm The Rising Sun in Shackerstone is well worth a visit. Excellent food and ale, witty banter in the bar and more peaceful in the restaurant.