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Canal locks near Audlem – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. A staircase of canal locks near Audlem, Cheshire. The Shropshire Union CanalĀ  has a run of 15 locks, designed by Thomas Telford, to raise the canal from the … Continue reading

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The Kings Lock – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The Kings Lock on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Middlewich, Cheshire. Middlewich lies on the confluence of three rivers: the Dane, Croco and Wheelock. Three canals also … Continue reading

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The Shroppie Fly – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The Shroppie Fly, a canal-side pub on the Shropshire Union canal in Audlem. The canal has a run of 15 locks, designed by Thomas Telford, to raise the … Continue reading

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Canal lock gates – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. There is something slightly sinister about canal lock gates when they are situated next to a bridge – dark, dank and foreboding.

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Canal near Church Lawton – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Canal near Church Lawton on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border in England on a crisp winter morning. Inland waterways once served as a transport hub for raw materials and manufactured … Continue reading

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Canal drawbridge – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This form of canal drawbridge can be seen on the Caldon Canal in North Staffordshire. Sometimes the canal cuts across a farmer’s fields, and a drawbridge like this … Continue reading

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Winter canal – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Frosty winter mornings provide good opportunities for a walk along a canal towpath, where the frozen ground is firm underfoot. Even in winter, canals have a beauty all … Continue reading

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