Here I am Rune
Distance 5.5 miles
Total 2859 Locks 132 Tunnels
Running total mileage 4054.6 miles
Today’s trip took us from Sowerby Bridge to Hebden Bridge along a fairly scenic section of canal and included the deepest lock on the system. It also included two tunnels, neither of which was particularly straight!
Sadly the weather forecast wasn’t that accurate and for the latter stages of the trip I was in full waterproofs in heavy rain (forecast was for it to have been overcast). We will probably remain in the area of Hebden Bridge until the early part of next week since the forecast isn’t that good until about Tuesday. The next anticipated stop on the canal will be at Todmorten where I’m told there is the ‘Great wall of Tod’ a section alongside the canal where a retaining wall from the nearby railway has been built, incorporating about 4 million brick, should be an impressive sight.
Hebden Bridge is suggested as being the northern answer to Totnes for the alternative culture, with first-hand experience of Totnes I will see how they compare.
|RUNE in the deepest........|
|.......lock on the inland waterway system.|