Savick House Lancaster canal bridge 13 Preston Lancashire walk towpath

From Haslem Park to the Last Whistle Café.

Lancaster Canal: Bridges 13 – 17 On a Bank Holiday Monday there is no better place to be than the towpath on a quiet stretch of the Lancaster Canal.  OK, so there might be a narrowboat or two, and perhaps some fishermen and maybe even a few dog-walkers.  Nothing to Read more…

16th century Townend Barn in Troutbeck Lake District

17th Century Barn Doors in Troutbeck Village

Townend Barn in the Lakeland village of Troutbeck  has remained essentially untouched for over 350 years. The oldest part was built in 1666, with a newer (!) extension which dates back to the 18th century. It is still part of a working farm. The farmer uses it for lambing and Read more…

Houseboat canal narrowboats Hebden Bridge atop

Atop: Narrowboats with Things on Top

“Hebden Bridge: The Fourth Funkiest Town in the World”, was the description of this West Yorkshire market town in an edition of a British Airways in-flight magazine. If there are three places funkier than Hebden Bridge, then I’d love to see them. (Apparently they are: Daylesford in Australia,  Tiradentes in Read more…

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