Friday, 3rd May 2013
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Whittle Millstones which sit next to . . .
a disused section of the canal . . .
but which is no longer . . .
a pleasure to walk beside . . .
as the water course narrows . . .
and disappears into a tunnel
A couple of pheasants are having an argument . . .
but decide to go . . .
in opposite directions
A nearby female . . .
heads of for the lucky one
Another section of canal . . .
emerges from a long tunnel . . .
before heading under the motorway . . .
beneath the pedestrian tunnel
A plan of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal . . .
stands next to the end of the Walton Branch
Young bulrushes on the edge of the canal . . .
plus a bug
This swan seems to be . . .
making a nest
The Walton Summit Branch of the canal . . .
which is no longer used
The beginning of the Johnsons Hillock section of the canal . . .
where you can make your choice of where to go
There are 5 locks in this section . . .
and this is number 64
A couple of miles further along the canal . . .
passes an aqueduct
Canada Geese take a mid afternoon stroll . . .
but these two prefer a swim
But one is intent on feeding . . .
while the other one keeps watch
The house . . .
and stables . . .
where Lisa used to keep her horse
But no horses here now
The gorse is finally in flower . . .
despite a very straggly bush
Denham Quarry . . .
with the trig point at the Hough Hill end
A twin tree . . .
where the roots show the amount of erosion that has taken place
A Celtic stone at Whittle Spinney (Woodland Trust Area)