Sunday, October 07, 2007

Canal Walk: Lydiate

We parked on the road near Dicconsons Bridge and the club house of the MMBC. You can access the towpath from the bridge. There are a lot of boats moored here with only a few being narrowboats so they are an interesting collection. Although the leaves were turning and it is now officially Autumn the sun was shining and it was hot! There were a few cyclists, walkers and a young lad fishing. We stopped off at Lydiate Hills bridge formerly known as Billys Bridge. This bridge is slightly different to the usual stone bridge on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. It has buttresses at the sides unlike the other bridges. When we went up to the path across the bridge I noticed a concrete cylinder which I guessed was some sort of roadblock from WW2. We walked as far as Jacksons Bridge before turning round and heading back to the car.

We then drove up to Haskayne and had lunch at the Ship Inn which was very nice. While we were sat outside Ambush sailed past looking particularly big and high out of the water.

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