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.

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

Updated (again): Bath to Bradford-on-Avon

Now that we live in Bath, there really is no excuse not to do our favourite local canal walk as often as possible. This post, as promised, has been updated with better pictures. This is the third time I have updated this one; hopefully this version will prove to be definitive. The new and improved account … Continue reading Updated (again): Bath to Bradford-on-Avon

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