Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Scenes of Saddleworth

We have had two good sunny days, making the views absolutely spectacular. Tonight we are at the bottom of lock 24.  We have to wait here to go up the next 8 locks and through the Standedge Tunnel tomorrow. We walked up to the tunnel entrance this afternoon to take a look around. It didn't disappoint.
Here are some of the views we have been enjoying..

Looking out over Uppermill
Lime Kiln Lock no.23 through the Saddleworth viaduct.
Tacet coming through.

In Lime Kiln lock, another type of ground paddle in the foreground.

The locks on the way to the tunnel, the hills in view.

An ice cream stop.

 The straight stretch to the tunnel
 Closed until Monday afternoon
 Looking back down

Looking across the river and canal from Dobcross a pretty village set high on a hill.


  1. Beautiful countryside. We had a visit to the tunnel before our canal boat holiday. The locks are so deep in this area, a bit scary I thought.

  2. Beautiful. What impressive scenes. I love the depth of the locks and the imposing height of the viaduct!