Ogley Locks - Boat Bridge
After losing access from the line of the canal at the quarry to the east of the aqueduct we pick it up again at Boat Bridge, just behind The Boat pub.
Whilst I couldn't access the cutting behind the pub, a bit of scrambling along the road verge I was able to grab a view of the dry cutting heading north under the trees.
Dry channel to the north of The Bridge.
But that wasn't all I saw when I poked my head over the fence. The new road has obliterated the old road bridge but there beneath me was a huge water pipe, cranked up into a classic pipe bridge over the remnant of the canal channel. My angle on the pipe was lousy, but I think you will get the idea. There also appears to the a bit of old bridge parapet in the undergrowth, but without being able to get close I cant be sure.
The remaining pipe bridge
To overcome the obstacle of the new road the plan is to insert an extra lock just to the north and thus gain the headroom needed.
The route on the other side of the Shire Oak / Muckley Corner Road is not very clear. However, a road called Boat Lane is something of a give away and faithfully follows the lone of the canal round to Watling Street with, as far as I can tell, the in filled route lying immediately to the north of the lane.