Just a short walk from Parbold up to Dean Locks and back today. We managed to squeeze into the car park by Parbold Bridge. The towpath was muddy and slippy but popular with cyclists and walkers. There were few signs of Spring on the towpath, just some catkins and the odd pair of mallards.
We walked up to Dean Locks where a restaurant boat was waiting to lock up. Two boats were coming down. The other lock is still closed and now has a sunken maintenance boat, Cornwall, next to it.
As we turned around to walk back the drizzle started. At Appley Locks I walked down to the top one of the two smaller locks. The whole area is now fenced off and in a poor state.
The drizzle continued as we walked back.