We left our mooring in the sunshine and headed off. The Peak Forest Canal along to Whaley Bridge is spectacular – both Richard and I agreed that the scenery was probably the best we have encountered on the canals. I didn’t take any photos but we will be going back that way!
There are two lift and two swing bridges to negotiate but I only had to do three as another boat was coming the other way for one of them. There are a lot of low hanging trees and at one stage one of my cauldrons was knocked off the roof and fell into the canal – well actually the cauldron was still on the roof it was the plants that were in the canal!! They were duly rescued and reinstated and we continued on our way.
We really had no idea of what we would encounter at Bugsworth Basin – I had visions of it being a basin at the end of a canal in a small town. How wrong I was J It is an amazing place but I will blog more about it tomorrow when we have a day off.
|Muffin and mini Muffin|
|One wet dog!|
Junction of Macclesfield & Peak Forest to Bugsworth Basin6.57 miles
2 swing and 2 lift bridges