Autumn canal views

Autumn I don’t suppose there is a bad time of year to be wandering along the canal network. Although I love spring and summer it’s hard to beat autumn for the rich variety of colour that the season brings. Wandering along some of our local canals is testament to that. The pictures in the photo […]

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Cleaning and dredging the Peak Forest Canal

Fascinating activity on the canal In recent weeks I have watched with quite a keen interest, and if I’m honest a sort of childlike fascination at some very different activity on the Peak Forest canal.  The activity I have observed on my regular walks has been the cleaning and dredging of the Peak Forest canal. […]

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Macclesfield Canal walk

New places to walk. We recently walked along a stretch of the Macclesfield canal in Stockport. The stretch that we walked on is only about 25 minutes away by car from where we live, but despite its proximity its a stretch of canal that is unfamiliar to us. Our walk along the Macclesfield canal started […]

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Peak Forest Canal walking

Catching up. I’m just catching up with some blog posts that I had intended to post in the last week or two. Being busy with one or two other things has meant that it’s only now Im getting round to it. Seasonal changes. One of the benefits of taking a regular walk along familiar routes […]

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a polecat, a ferret and Rodneys car …

One of the great things about getting out in the fresh air and walking is that things are forever changing and there is always something different to see.  Having said that we didn’t expect to see a lady out walking her dog … and her polecat and ferret, nor did we expect to see a […]

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another august stroll along the Peak Forest canal

Another fine summer evening saw us head off to Chinley and leave our car in a small parking spot alongside the Peak Forest canal. As we had turned right on our previous visit a couple of days earlier, this time we decided to turn left and head in the direction of Marple. It was a […]

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back on the Peak Forest canal

We have been walking the Peak Forest canal a few times in recent weeks, it really is a delightful place for a wander, whether thats spending time down at Buxworth Basin, the basin at Whaley Bridge or heading in the opposite direction towards Marple and past the pretty marina with a variety of brightly decorated […]

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