I am Linda and along with my husband Richard and our dog Muffin we enjoy our summers on the UK's canal system

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Hebden Bridge (Rochdale Canal) – Tuesday 2nd July

We left Todmorden and headed towards Hebden Bridge.  We made a quick stop at Lidl, mainly for milk, but of course I found other things!

Today was a little easier with less locks and more miles.  We have been amazed at how short a distance we cover in so many hours!!!

We passed an old mill which, once again, has been converted into flats.  I think I could live in such a flat but Richard says he wouldn’t!

Old mill converted into flats
At one of the locks we came across this area below.  I guess it’s one way of using up old locks gates and working boats without having to cart them away!

Play area?
There seem to be a lot of “water gypsies” outside Hebden Bridge.  The lot in the photo below have encroached into the land alongside the towpath and made vegetable gardens and there was even a little sitting area with a wood burning stove.

"Water gypsies"
We dropped down into Hebden Bridge and over the stone bridge which was built in 1510 and onto the visitor’s moorings.  We will be here for a couple of days so I will tell you all about the town in future blogs.

Opposite where we are moored is a Thai restaurant called Rim Nam.  As regular blog readers will know we are rather partial to Thai food so, even though it was raining and I had a chicken in the fridge, we couldn’t resist a visit!  The meal was excellent – I wonder if I can persuade Richard to go back again before we leave!

Todmorden to Hebden Bridge
3.47 miles
10 locks

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