We said goodbye to the Macclesfield Canal today. We have really enjoyed it though in places it is rather overgrown but, on the whole, the scenery is lovely and I really look forward to returning one day.
We left our mooring and passed through Congleton, finding a much nicer mooring place on the other side of town but it was a long way from the station and I guess didn’t have the view that we had. The canal from Congleton to Hall Green Stop Lock was very overgrown and dark, so I stayed down below.
We passed Ramsdell Hall which was built in two phases during the 18th century and is still in private ownership.
|Hall Green Stop Lock
We went through the stop lock and onto the Trent & Mersey though in my mind we were still on the Macclesfield as we hadn’t yet got to the junction. We moored on the Poole Aqueduct – that’s three consecutive nights on an aqueduct! We had decided to leave early in the morning to go through Harecastle Tunnel as we have heard horror stories of long queues.
|Looking down from the Aqueduct to the locks on the Trent and Mersey
|Looking the other way!
I had a very enjoyable evening with Sue and then returned to Mary H.
|The moorings on the Aqueduct
Biddulph Aqueduct to Poole Aqueduct6.15 miles