Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Oxford Canal in Banbury

Time for somewhere new, and to revisit the Oxford Canal which i have only walked once before (when i went to Oxford a couple of years ago). I've travelled through Banbury many times on the train but this is the first time i have visited the town and walked the canal.

What a great walk too, so many canal boats and some really interesting bridges and other features. I am sure to visit again one day. Here are my photos.
Oxford Canal @Banbury

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Upper Avon

The good weather continues so lets continue the photography and waterway walking! Today i returned to my familiar haunt Stratford-upon-Avon. This time i wanted to head up the Avon as far as i could go. I went past the navigation limit of larger craft though a field of cows provided the limit for my navigation. One day the plan is for the Avon to be navigable all the way up to Warwick though at the moment you can only get as far as Alveston Weir in a smaller craft (not far beyond where i could reach). Here are my photos.
Along the Upper Avon

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Brindley Place & Oozells Loop

It was a nice day so why not visit the canal? I visited the heart of Britain's canal network, which is Birmingham of course and i live in the same size is quite easy. I have walked the Main Line around Brindley Place a few times before but this time also walked the publicly accessible part of the Oozells Loop too. It is a great place to visit, you can see 3 different canals within the space of about 100m. Here you can see my photographs.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


There can't be many places you can get a Eurostar train and a narrowboat into the same photo but along the Regent's Canal by St Pancras you can!
St Pancras Lock, Regent's Canal + Eurostar

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Regent's Canal

Its been ages since i had a decent canal walk, especially covering new ground, but on Saturday i did just that on my London visit. I walked the Regent's Canal in the King's Cross / St Pancras area from the Islington Tunnel to just past St Pancras Basin. You can see my photos here. I also visited the London Canal Museum too which is in the area, you can see those photos too.
Regent's Canal