Tag Archives: Transport

Canal cruising – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License The history of the narrow boat is intertwined with the history of the canal system. Narrow boats were originally built as working boats in the 18th, 19th, and … Continue reading

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Canal near Great Haywood – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Great Haywood lies on the River Trent, where it is met by its tributary, the River Sow. The village is also the site of a significant junction of … Continue reading

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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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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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Vertigo – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Crossing this canal aqueduct near Llangollen in Wales can be a vertigo inducing experience – and you need to hold on to your hat! Don’t get out of … Continue reading

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Canal near Audlem, Shropshire – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Canal locks and the lock-keepers cottage on the Shropshire Union Canal near Audlem, in Cheshire, England. The Canal has a run of 15 locks, designed by Thomas Telford, … Continue reading

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