Thursday, April 27, 2017

Both Ends (9) : Cromford Canal

One end of the Cromford Canal, at Cromford Wharf in Cromford is not in doubt. But with the canal only navigable for a short distance and for much of its route barely surviving at all where is the other end of the Cromford Canal these days?

Is it at the end of the Wigwell Aqueduct where the current limit of navigability is? Or where the canal meets the Erewash Canal? However there is a big stretch before that without any water. I've chosen Ambergate where the waters peter out into a bit of a dribble. This is the end of the continuous water from Cromford Wharf.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Ledbury has no canal now but until 1885 the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal came through here. Then it became a railway line but nowadays is a walking trail.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Enslow Railway Bridge 215A

Crossing the Oxford Canal.

As a bonus here is a video of a train on the bridge.

Saturday, April 15, 2017