Sunday, 6 June 2010

Erewash canal

On probably the hottest day of the year so far I decided to have a day off work. So Badger and myself had a wander down the Erewash Canal. The canal runs from Trent Lock to Langley Mill and on the right day is very picturesque. Recently the towpath has been resurfaced which makes it even more attractive than ever to cyclists and walkers. Its a popular route for runners as well but a bit flat for my running taste.
With the Duddon Fell Race to do the following day I should have been resting. Anyway it turned into a 14mile walk all told. I took these nice pictures of the canal and surrounding area.

Badger on the newly surfaced towpath.

To be honest allthough the towpath is nice its made it a bit to good for my liking. I prefered it when it was a bit rougher terrain, but now at least the powers that be have made it properly accessable for disabled people. Instead of just putting a few disabled friendly stiles along the route, they have done a brillinat job. I will be writing to the powers that be to thank them.

The end of the canal where it joins the River Trent. The River Soar is to the left of this shot. If I had a few thousand to spare I would have a narrowboat and certainly be making use of the many moorings available long the cut.

Badger and his newly clipped coat which I did myself. Thats another story.

This one is called the Molly Grace. think my boat would have to be called Fellrunner.

Trent Lock with the mightt Radcliffe Coal Fired powerstation in the background.

Badger had a few dips in the canal and seemed much cooler now I have clipped his coat

This boat was being washed down by its owners. I shouted to them what a lovely narrowboat it was. They told me that they were preparing to be on her for 4months.


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