Just before Brandwood Tunnel is this pipe bridge, which has been decorated by the brave/agile/daft.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
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.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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).
Monday, March 12, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
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.