Monthly Archives: September 2015

A gentle stroll and a chance meeting

We’ve crossed from Lancashire to Yorkshire now, the land of my birth. I seem to have been welcomed back with some absolutely glorious weather. After our Pendle ‘ordeal’ we decided on a more gentle walk yesterday. Down the towpath from … Continue reading

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Following the Witches Way up Pendle Hill

When you get to the top lock at Barrowford you’re as high up as the Leeds and Liverpool Canal gets. You’re also as close as you’re going to get to Pendle Hill. The walk starts a bus ride away from the … Continue reading

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Over half way!

It’s only twelve miles from Blackburn to Burnley but, when you go by canal, you pass through some lovely countryside with great views of the Pennines. At the village of Church you reach the half way point between Liverpool and Leeds … Continue reading

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A day out in Blackburn

We were advised by many people not to moor in the middle of Blackburn due to potential vandalism. Even our Pearson’s guide suggests caution advising that this mooring, close by the water point and services should only be used for day visits. The … Continue reading

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A walk up Rivington Pike

Last Wednesday, as this sign informed us, we left Greater Manchester and crossed into Lancashire and got our first taste of the Pennines. We moored at Adlington and decided to head off up the nearby Rivington Pike. The sign letting … Continue reading

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We’ve finally achieved escape velocity!

We’ve been stuck in Wigan’s orbit for around eight weeks now. Gordon discovered that he needed some medical treatment and we’ve had to stay in the area waiting for it to happen. We were very impressed with the efficiency of Wrightington, … Continue reading

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