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

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.

On the Horizon: Trent and Mersey Canal, Long Eaton to Willington

Finding ourselves having to go up to Nottingham this weekend, we decided to fit some canal walking in while we were up there and start walking another of England's majestic inland waterways

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

Not Just Visiting: Bath

It's good to be back after nearly a three week absence in which Harriet and I moved house, moved offices and have made a new start in the amazing city of Bath. We are so happy to have moved back to this wonderful place. We have fittingly given the blog a bit of a makeover. … Continue reading Not Just Visiting: Bath

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

Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 2

OK, here we go. The home stretch. 5 miles to go. As much as we enjoyed walking this majestic canal, I am eager to finish blogging about it at this stage in the proceedings. Although, there was so much to see and write about on the Kennet & Avon Canal that it seemed wrong to leave … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 2