Monday, September 30, 2019

Ten years down the cut

Ten years ago I decided to create a blog for my walks along the canals, back then usually just the Tame Valley and Birmingham & Fazeley Canals. Ten years and thousands of posts later I am still walking the canals, rivers and coastlines of this country and hopefully will for many more years. Many thanks to all the visitors over the years, but we're just getting started!

Now to continue our extended in-depth walk along the Tame Valley we began in Witton, now we are deep into Great Barr.

Friday, September 27, 2019


As the Tame Valley passes through urban areas for most of it's route it has quite a bit of grafitti.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Brickfields Turnover Bridge

You can cross over to the towpath on the other side here but we'll stay on the side we've been on since Witton.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

Into the Barr

Our journey along the Tame Valley continues, now well into Great Barr.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Wharfs (19) : Hamstead

Hamstead Wharf is now pretty much gone though this pier island remains.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Continuing into Hamstead

In September 2009 this blog was created, to celebrate ten years we are travelling the Tame Valley Canal in depth. Now we are well into Hamstead and approaching Great Barr.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Into Hamstead

Passing out of Perry Barr now entering Hamstead via this cutting (to start with).

Monday, September 9, 2019

Walsall Road Bridge

Continuing our way along the Tame Valley Canal, now we are at the top of the Perry Barr Lock Flight.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Perry Barr Lock 6

In September 2009 this blog was created, to celebrate the tenth birthday we are travelling along the canal we featured mostly back then, the Tame Valley Canal. Now we are on the Perry Barr Lock Flight.