Category Archives: Canal

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct……….”the canal in the sky”

In my travels around Europe and the UK I have encountered many engineering and architectural wonders, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Roman Aqueduct in Segovia, the Forth Bridge, the Oresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark and the magnificent Vasco de Gama … Continue reading

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The Bridgewater Canal in Cheshire

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 … Continue reading

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The Saltscape Trail…………….

My exploration of the Cheshire countryside continues and today I undertook a shortish circular walk (known as the Dragonfly Walk) from the Anderton Boat Lift along what is known locally as the “Saltscape Trail.” The complete route is 6 miles … Continue reading

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Winter on the Trent Mersey canal…..

Having just moved to Cheshire I took the opportunity of exploring the local canal on a glorious winters day. Many of the trees were still in full autumnal colour and a sight to behold. I came across some volunteers who … Continue reading

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Marsden Jazz festival is sidelined for a visit to Standedge Tunnel and a boat trip!

Today was the final day of the Marsden Jazz festival here in West Yorkshire. Marsden is tucked at the foot of the Pennine Hills and as such suffers from very variable weather. Yesterday was grey, grim and raining but today … Continue reading

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Banbury and the Oxford Canal

Whilst travelling down to Oxford last week we decided to explore a little of the Oxford canal just north of Banbury. Unfortunately, the road we needed to take was closed off because of “police activity” and so we headed for … Continue reading

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The Great Canal Walk…………..

Today I completed the last part of my episodic walk along the canal stretching from Brighouse in West Yorkshire to Rochdale in Greater Manchester (but it is Lancashire really!), a total distance of a shade under thirty miles. The various … Continue reading

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