Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Saturday, 31 August 2013

More Weavering

The Weaver is a lovely river, just 4 locks which are manned and worked for you. It has green views, across the fields, up to the Trent & Mersey canal and woodlands.  It has industrial views, salt works, ici chemical works, old docks and of course the Anderton lift.  It has towns to stop at, of varying interest, Northwich, Winsford, and Frodsham.  It has some lovely quiet moorings too.

P1040308It is in Cheshire and even the bridges are painted black and white, not just the famous Cheshire buildings.
At Northwich the wharf area is being developed with new pontoons for mooring and a large building which I’m told will be a Waitrose store.
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At Hunts lock, with the high railway viaduct crossing the river just below it.

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Vale Royal locks.
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Salt works

Saltersford locks


                                                         Leaving Dutton Locks

On our walk this evening we walked along the part of the river at Frodsham that we couldn’t take Tacet along, Ian wanted to find the old lock that is marked on the map there.......
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While I went foraging along the hedgerows, finding damsons and plums, so a bit more jam making tonight.
Vale Royal – Frodsham, 14 miles, 4 locks.

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