Friday, March 30, 2012

Brandwood Pipe Bridge

Just before Brandwood Tunnel is this pipe bridge, which has been decorated by the brave/agile/daft.
Brandwood Pipe Bridge, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ready for breakfast

At Brindley Place near Old Turn Junction and where the Birmingham Main Line meets the Worcester & Birmingham.
Brindley Place

Friday, March 23, 2012

Aqueducts (3) : Avon Aqueduct (Warwick)

The Avon Aqueduct in Warwick crosses over the River Avon near to the boundary of Warwick and Leamington Spa. There is also another Avon Aqueduct in Scotland which is the second longest in the UK. The Warwickshire aqueduct was built in the late 18th century as part of the Warwick & Napton Canal which was intended to link the Warwick & Birmingham and Oxford Canals (at Napton natch). Now this is part of the Grand Union.
Avon Aqueduct, Grand Union Canal, Warwick

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ludgate Hill Bridge

Where the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal passes underneath Ludgate Hill heading between the city centre and St Paul's Square. I used to walk up Ludgate Hill every day when i worked near the Jewellery Quarter though never ventured onto the canal there until earlier this year.
Ludgate Hill Bridge, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Monday, March 19, 2012

Without A Motor (2) : Charles Street Bridge Canoe

Heading through Warwick i spotted this chap trying out his canoe, he went along up to up near the Avon Aqueduct.
Charles Street Bridge 48, Grand Union Canal, Warwick

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Junctions (16) : Isis Lock Junction

Where the Oxford Canal meets the River Thames (Sheepwash Channel). Looking on from this viewpoint you turn right for the Thames, traveling past an old railway swing bridge next to the now-disused Oxford Rewley Road railway station on the closed Varsity Line (though it has been suggested this line could be re-opened at some stage).
Oxford Canal

Monday, March 12, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hatton to Leamington Spa

I returned to Hatton to revisit the amazing Hatton Locks flight which i had only been able to visit briefly last year because i had a train to catch! I left myself more time this time and was determined to walk the whole flight.

To my surprise (and it genuinely is as i don't like to look up what awaits me when i walk a canal stretch for the first time) the bottom of Hatton Locks flight is virtually in Warwick so i decided to continue... and walk straight through from Warwick to Leamington Spa as i have also been meaning to do. The longest canal walk i have ever done i think and you can see the photos here.
Hatton, Grand Union Canal

Friday, March 9, 2012

Aqueducts (2) : Grand Junction Aqueduct

Just down from the amazing M5 Aqueduct the Tame Valley Canal also crosses over the railway line near to Tame Bridge Parkway Railway Station.
Tame Valley, Grand Junction Aqueduct