Somerset Coal Canal
Lower end of Combe Hay Locks
When I refer to the lower end of the Combe Hay site I an really talking about the elements below the road, the three buried locks to the incline junction, the incline arm and finally the bottom three locks which are the oldest of the flight, having been built before the incline was operational.
At the time of my visit the path immediately below the road was an absolute quagmire, soggy with rain and slick with clay.
Lock 19 - junction with the incline arm
Incline channel and end wharf
Alongside this path the path of the canal fell in distinct terraces so its reasonable to assume that the chambers lie buried beneath the grass.
Chambers 21 and 22 of the Combe Hay flight
Then, below the third lock with its filled chamber you find the old junction to the incline, a dry saucer like depression which snakes along the side a meadow and with a stone quay which probably marks the start of the incline.
Continuing on the locks space out a bit, but the chambers are clear of rubbish and easy to explore.