Monmer Bridge to Clarke's Lane
East from Spring Bank Bridge - two locks between here and the grey factory in the distance
The rest of the line to Sandbeds Bridge, which carried Charles Street, is completely obliterated and built over. No amount of poking and prying in the area offered any more glimpses of canal track, which is a shame as there used to be two locks in this length.
Beyond Charles Street the line of the canal pushes on into yet another closed works site, this time securely locked and resistant to light trespass. Another diversion to the north and then the line can be found emerging as a stretck of open grass, which includes the site of the bottom Sandbeds Lock, before climbing over yet another embankment built to replace Clarke's Lane Bridge.
West from Clarke's Lane
Whilst this is not the most spectacular stretch of canal to follow, a number of the old industrial sites which line the canal will have been there in it's heyday, and therefore what one loses on the route one gains in atmosphere.