Mill Hotel Chorley
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today everyone else has gone for what will doubtless be a very soggy hike up Kinder Scout. Having no raincoat and only one pair of usefull shoes, I opted to stay and mind the boat.
Between showers (and under some) I took a stroll to the nearest town, New Mills.
It has more arches than anywhere I've seen. It is built on the side of a very steep hill. The rivers Goyt and Sett meet in the bottom of the valley and the water supply ...
... up which had put the bridge out of operation for both cars and boats. Apparently there has been a more serious mishap at Stone (which is where we got our boat from last time). A paddle had broken in one of the locks (the paddles are the bits that respond to our vigorous winding to allow water into the locks, or stop it getting into the locks). This meant that that lock could not be used and as there is not much in the way of ...
Set off from home just before 2.30pm. Had a good ride over on the motorway as you do. Got within 48miles of Manchester City and we had to drop down to 50mph then 40mph because of queueing. So had a steady run then it picked up again, then we came upon more queues. Then incident ahead which appeared to be roadworks. We were pleasEd to get off the M62 onto the M60. Geoff had already checked where we needed to be on Google ...
... us down an unmade road which was bumpy but ridable but deteriorated to sandy track, the longer the path the deeper the sand. Soft dry deep sand, imposible to cycle in, the horses must have loved it as it was covered in hoof prints. it was right next to the polo club. Lunch saw us stop at the Stretton Fox, we sat outside in the sun drinking lemonade. Now on to one of the most built up sections of the trip. Warrington a d Wigan. Withe the help on the CTC forum this was pretty ...
We spend the afternoon, walking along the canal.
The towpath, is on the opposite side of the canal to the CL, but there is a quaint stone bridge, just a few yards along the road. On the left is the view from the bridge.
Soon, we come upon this mother duck, with her brood of ducklings, out for their ...