As we were close to the top of the Peak Forest Canal we managed to organise a visit to New Mills where my ‘nephew’ lives (he’s actually my cousin Diane’s son so is my second cousin but Aunty Dot sounds much better than second cousin Dot!). Bob and Diane joined us for the section of the canal from Marple to New Mills – as did a random duck ….
It sits on a cliff above New Mills and has incredible views over the surrounding countryside.
It has its own Millenium Bridge – just as good, if not better than the London one.
A walk through The Torrs riverside park led us back to our boat where we could make sure everthing was tickety boo before heading back for dinner prepared by Ian and an auction in the Beehive pub.
When you add in the wonderful Moroccan lamb that Ian cooked, a glass of his home made stout, enough wine to sink a battleship, the auction where we picked up tickets to Little Moreton Hall, a cruise to Bugsworth Basin and a Sunday lunch at the Navigation it proved to be a brilliant weekend. Thanks Ian and Tina for your hospitality and Bob and Diane for the Sunday lunch and entertaining company.