Just Visiting: Marple, Greater Manchester

Whilst I was in Cheshire in July to visit Manchester and also do some canal walking, I stayed in the town of Marple, just outside Stockport and couldn't have stayed in a nicer place.

Worcester & Birmingham Canal: Droitwich Spa to Hopwood, Part 1

I ventured back up to Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire to do a two-day walk from there along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal and ending up at the historic Gas Street Basin in central Birmingham and therefore completing that canal in its entirety. This post brings you on the first day of that walk

Just Visiting: Canals of Manchester

Staying in the rejuvenated Salford Quays area, we ventured toward the city centre and had a very pleasant walk around the quays and along the Manchester Ship Canal

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Pontypool to Newport

Welcome to the third day of our walk along this amazing Welsh canal. Having experienced the worst rain in our walking careers on the day before (seriously, it was awful), we are pleased to report that things improved a lot for this 10 mile walk from Pontypool to Newport.

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 2

The downpour continues in Part 2 of Crickhowell to Pontypool. We were just over halfway and soaking wet. Heading off from Llanfoist Wharf (our location at the end of Part 1) we battled on though the weather which seemed to be getting worse by the minute. We were still able to take in the views of … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 2

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 1

Welcome to the second day of our adventure walking the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in Wales. The first day (Parts 1 and 2) was beautiful and so memorable, although it did lure us into a false sense of security. We knew this would be a tough one as we aimed to cover just under 19 … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 1

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Brecon to Crickhowell, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Day 1 of our walk from Brecon to Crickhowell along the towpath of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. This canal showed us things we hadn't seen before on our towpath travels; we saw mountains, limekilns, tunnels and aqueducts all on the same canal, all of which you will see in this section … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Brecon to Crickhowell, Part 2