Towards Bridge 28A Lancaster Canal motorway

Lancaster Canal: from Bridge 26 to Bridge 30

Lancaster Canal: Bridge  26 to Bridge 30 (and back) With a beautiful section of the Lancaster Canal just 5 minutes along  the road from our village, we often find ourselves there at all seasons of the year (unless the towpath is just TOO muddy). Now that I’ve found a map Read more…

narrowboat Woodplumpton, catforth, Lancaster Canal Lancashire rural

Easter Weekend Walk by the Lancaster Canal

It’s Easter Weekend. There are reports of huge queues of traffic on some roads near us as day-trippers head to the coast. So what better place to escape to this morning  than our local stretch of the Lancaster Canal. Two minutes into the walk, we came across a sign: TOWPATH CLOSED. Read more…

Manesty Boathouse Derwentwater lake district cumbria

Walk to Manesty and High Brandelhowe Jetty in Borrowdale Valley

Talk about having one of the most beautiful walks in the Lake District on your doorstep……… …..when staying at the  Borrowdale Hotel (which coincidentally is in the Borrowdale Valley), this signpost to Manesty is literally across the road. And what a quiet road it is, for all that it is Read more…

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