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.

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

Just Visiting: Warwick

As part of our mission to walk the Grand Union Canal in it's entirety from Birmingham to London, Harriet and I recently ventured up to Warwick to do more canal walking. After coming off the towpath at the end of our delightful 2-day walk through Warwickshire, we spent the following day in Warwick having a look around the town and, of course, the castle.

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

Just Visiting: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

Harriet and I were in Herefordshire recently and decided to visit the Norman medieval castle at Goodrich. We had been through Goodrich before when walking our Symonds Yat Circular but unfortunately had not had time to visit the castle while we there. When got there is was obvious to us why this ruin is regarded as one … Continue reading Just Visiting: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

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