Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tame Valley Canal 28/06/11

I went a walking and a snapping (as in photos - do you still take snaps on a digital camera?) along the Tame Valley Canal in Perry Barr today. Familiar territory to start with but i then went on further than i can usually make in a work lunch hour (as i'm not at work today) and made it as far as the Walsall Road. In doing so i climbed up the amazing lock flight high over Perry Barr. Here you can see the photos.
Aldridge Road Bridge

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Back to Stratford

Back to Stratford today and a revisit of the canal which i walked along last year. Its an interesting canal, especially near the Avon where you get a lot of new boaters desperately trying to work out how to steer the things and how not to run into things... something which takes awhile to master. Luckily narrowboats tend to be pretty tough!
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Curdworth Tunnel

I like this photo, the tunnel mouth seems to have a bit of a fairytale air!
Curdworth Tunnel

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Birmingham & Fazeley in Curdworth

I enjoyed my farm trail around Curdworth so much i headed along the canal into the village itself. I have been this way once before, its a very nice spot and also has a cool short tunnel (52m). I wonder why they built the tunnel instead of cutting through like they did elsewhere, it doesn't seem like there was anything built on top of the tunnel, or maybe there was once but now its gone? Anyway photos are here.