||Barrow-upon-Soar you will find to be a friendly village. Medium
sized, it has numerous amenities: supermarket, post
office, butcher, news agent, hairdresser, medical centre, dentist, and pharm
just to mention some that are less than ten minutes
walk from the cottage. The fish and chip shop, several
take-aways, and an excellent Indian restaurant are
also within easy walking distance. For more robust
refreshment, Barrow is well blessed with pubs - there
are six and one hotel. The closest, the Navigation
Inn, is just 29½ seconds walk away, and, as
the name implies, canal-side. With one possible exception,
all are an easy
| Navigation Inn as seen from Towpath |
Most provide lunchtime fare, some serving evening
meals. One in particular, the Hammer and Pincers,
does sumptuous Sunday lunches at very reasonable cost.
It takes five minutes to walk to the railway station,
where trains can be taken for local destinations.
For more extensive travel, a train change has to be
made at Leicester or Loughborough. Barrow can even
be reached by rail from London Gatwick Airport (for
more information go to www.thetrainline.com, www
railtrack.co.uk, or www.pti.org.uk).
For recreation, a variety of watercraft can be hired
from Barrow Boating, located just the other side of
the hump-backed bridge(www.barrowboating.co.uk)).
Horse riding facilities are to be
| Nearby Canal Lock |
in the vicinity, and canal and riverside tow-paths
afford many miles of walking in a pastoral setting.
Golf and fishing also available nearby. There is a
public library, and the indoor swimming pool at the
main school is available for public use.
| Village Church|
dining and wining establishments are to be found
in the nearby villages of QUORN, SILEBY,
BURTON-ON-THE-WOLDS, AND WYMESWOLD.