Our First Canal Holiday

Our first canal holiday happened after we’d had several poor holidays by the seaside… one day we were walking along the canal bank near Arley Bridge No 64 and we got talking and so a week long holiday was booked as a trial.

Starting at Anderton Marina and finishing at Anderton Marina with overnight stops at : Middlewich Visitor Moorings (main line), Stanthorne Lock No 3, Church Lawton Moorings, Bosley Top Lock No 1, Bosley Bottom Lock No 12, Rode Heath Bridge No 141, and Croxton Lane Bridge No 173. A total distance of 104 miles, 5¾ flg and 104 locks.

We had planned to do the Llangollen Canal but we found when we got there that it was closed and so had to make alternative plans….

The details in these entries is minimal… hey I was 13 years old…. what more can I say. Mum made some changes when she typed things up several years later but left out some important details … like exactly where we stopped each night. So some of the overnight stops might not be quite right.

The boat we hired was “Sutherland” from Masterfleet at Anderton Marina:

Layout of Sutherland

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