Archive for the ‘Canals’ Category

Town and Country

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

We’ve had a day off today, and went out for a walk: after a bus to Cannock, we walked back via a lane or two and Norton Canes, the Cannock Extension Canal, and a footpath over the fields from Pelsall. It’s about time for a non-whinging post, so here goes. As Bob has commented, you […]


A walk up the cut

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

We took advantage of the weather and had a walk up the canal to The Fingerpost, and passing by the Brownhills Canal Festival. If anything, it was actually a little hot for walking, but sitting at a canalside (both at the pub and when we had a break at the festival) was very nice, and […]


Up The Cut

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Today, thanks my sister-in-law and husband, we’ve had a nice trip up the canal from here to here and back (with a lunch stop here) on a hired narrowboat. Very pleasant it was too. I like canals, and I’ve walked a good fe miles along them, but have only been on a canal boat once […]


Bentley Canal

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Picked up via the ever vigilant YamYam, there’s a nice bit of local history talking about the Bentley Canal, over here at Captain Ahab’s Watery Tales.