Since relocating to Weaverham in Cheshire just over five months ago I have been continuing my exploration of our industrial heritage in the surrounding area.
Today I took the opportunity for a walk along the Bridgewater Canal, which is as flat as a pancake. The towpath moves along the edge of the Cheshire Plain and gently crosses the Bollin Valley and the gentle amble today was from Agden Bridge to Dunham School Bridge, a round trip of about four miles.
Having lived in West Yorkshire for such a long time and being used to the dramatic countryside that often surrounds the canals in that area it is a bit of a culture shock seeing how flat the mainly farm land is in this part of the country.
At the start of my walk I came across numerous “canal boats” tied up, some appeared to be permanent residencies for those choosing an alternative lifestyle, whilst others belonged to people taking extensive “holidays” cruising the canals of the UK.
I stopped to talk to one lady who told me that she and her husband spend from January to September each year cruising the canals of the UK and then spend the other three months at their home in Rotherham………….now that I could cope with!
My plan is to follow the canal into Manchester photographing the changing countryside, which will be noticeably different as the canal reaches the urban outer reaches of the city.
Below are some of the images I captured today on my walk……………
Photographs (c) Kindadukish 2018