Saturday, 31 March 2007

One way to Llangollen - Calf Heath to Gnosall Heath

31st Match 2007
Calf Heath to Gnosall Heath
Staffs & Worcester and Shropshire Union Canals

18 Miles
2 Locks
7 Hours

Index of posts in this series:
1. - Calf Heath to Gnosall - this post
2. - Gnosall to Audlem
3. - Audlem to Egg Bridge
4. - Egg Bridge to Chester
5. - Egg Bridge to Wrenbury
6. - Wrenbury to Prees Arm
7. - Prees to Chirk
8. - Chirk to Llangolen

This was the first long trip in Wand'ring Bark and we decided to do a one way journey to Llangollen, taking in Chester along the way, 108 miles and 59 Locks. The Whateley boys were lined up to do the return leg.

A fine spring day on a familiar route. The trip got off to a good start with an overnight mooring next to the Navigation Inn. Whilst we had a drink in the pub during the evening, we elected for fish and chips to eat, checking out the shop marked on the map.
One downside of Pearsons Guides is their lack of precision when you get away from the cut. It turned out to be a good mile to the chip shop, at the far end of the village. Whilst the fish and chips were good, they cooled during the return walk. Next time I will use the bike!

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