Canal Walk 26th October seats available

Due to holidays we have seats available on the mini bus on Thursday 26th October .  This month we are walking  from Greenberfield Lock to Gargrave, its largely downhill with some lovely views.  It is a 7 mile walk.  If you would like to join us please  ring 07900525222 today .  We will also have seats available on our November walk on 23rd November when we will walk from Gargrave  to Skipton, ring the above number to secure place.

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September: Barnoldswick to Barrowford

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Leeds Liverpool Canal , Greenberfield Lock to Barrowford

Thursday 28th September was another lovely lovely day walking along the Leeds Liverpool Canal.  After an hour or so travelling in the mini bus to Thornton in Craven on the edge of Yorkshire we alighted at Greenberfield Lock by bridge 157 at the beginning of the “summit” level of the canal at 498ft above sea level.

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Places on Canal Walk 28th September

Due to holidays we have 4 places on the canal walk this Thursday (28th September).  The walk is between the Pendle Heritage Centre and Greenberfield Lock Bridge.  Bridge numbers 143 and 157.  The walk will be on the flat and approx 7 miles.  We go by mini bus which drops us off at the start and picks us up at the end.  The cost is £15. If you are interested in joining us please contact Brenda McKenzie on 531 0207 or 07900525222 or at the Group Support Table tomorrow 26th September.

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Canal walking group – August

Burnley to Barrowford Locks, 24th August 2017

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We had a mild panic today with sixteen walkers in the car park but no minibus! A quick phone call from David calmed the nerves – the driver was on his way. Rain on the M6 dampened the spirits a bit, but it didn’t last and we arrived at our starting point at the “Weavers’ Triangle” with dry but cloudy weather.

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Canal walking group – July

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There were sixteen walkers on the July leg on 27th. Here’s David’s resume:

Leeds Liverpool Canal Clayton Le Moors to Burnley July 2017

Our 3.5 hour walk on the meandering canal was one of dramatic landscape and weather changes. As we left the outskirts of Clayton le Moors we were in farmland with long distance views of Pendle Hill to the north and moorlands to the south. Soon we came to a lovely wooded narrow valley as the canal turned sharply northward. Beside the usual canal barges the far canal bank was home to two bright orange enclosed lifeboats normally seen on ocean going craft and a narrowboat in a floating “dry dock”.

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Canal Walking Group – July

David has researched the next leg and below is his preview:

Leeds Liverpool Canal Clayton le Moors to Burnley July 2017

This section of the canal takes us into the heart of what was once one of the most important cotton weaving towns in the world with 79,000 looms in 1900. However our walk starts in the much humbler town of Clayton le Moors which was for a while in the early 1800s the western terminus of the eastern section of the canal and these buildings remain a little to the west of our starting point at bridge 114b

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Canal Walking Group – June

 

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This walk was something of a landmark for us as it took us past the official midway point between Liverpool and Leeds at 63.625 miles between each city. The canal took a surprisingly winding route as we skirted low hills, former cotton towns like Riston, Oswaldtwistle and Accrington, crossed the M65 on the oddly named Dunkenhaigh Aqueduct and reached Clayton Le Moors, our destination for the day. The route was full of interest with plenty of wildlife in the form of ducks and Canada geese with their offspring by the score. The canal’s meandering form felt more like a gentle river than an industrial waterway with lovely vistas opening towards Pendle and the Pennine moors. Needless to say, it was not without its industrial archaeology, with sturdy stone bridges, the traces of stone quarries, relatively modest and grand stone mills, the remains of unusual brick coke ovens, canal workshops, stables and warehouses….all in a 7.5mile hike.