Sarah managed to drag me out of bed a bit earlier this morning – we were on our way by 8am and it was another beautiful sunny morning travelling through the Leicestershire countryside.
We stopped off in Stoke Golding to visit a farm shop that was just off the canal. They were out of milk, but we bought some tasty looking sausages and lamb burgers ready for a barbecue tomorrow, and walked up into the village to get the milk.
After that brief excursion we were back on the move to get to Sutton Cheyney, which is near the site of the Battle of Bosworth where King Richard III was defeated by Henry VI. We walked up to the Bosworth Battlefield Centre and found out much more of the history , and had some lunch at the cafe. Somehow we both resisted the delicious looking cakes!
On our walk back there were some wonderful views…
We also went past Shenton station, where there’s a steam locomotive but sadly only on weekends at this time of year.
Sarah found an old steel box (for donations?) and had a look inside….
We think they were blue tits, but if you know otherwise do let us know! We then slowly meandered our way back down the canal to Oliver, ready for another day tomorrow.