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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | History

2 edition of Cruising on the Shropshire Union Canal found in the catalog.

Cruising on the Shropshire Union Canal

British Waterways Board.

Cruising on the Shropshire Union Canal

Ellesmore Port to Autherley Junction.

by British Waterways Board.

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Published by British Waterways Board in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesBritish Waterways inland cruising booklet -- 5
The Physical Object
Pagination44p.
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18314860M

I hope that this addition encourages readers to take the Underground Manchester guided tour which features parts of this canal. Just a short distance upstream from Chillington Hall is Brewood and you will find shops, pubs and restaurants close at hand and there is also a boatyard all of which should meet any of your requirements. Shelmore Embankment is 1 mile long and caused much grief and expense to the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal company and to Thomas Telford, the engineer in particular. Take the Shropshire Union Canal and head north across Cheshire pasturelands to visit Chester where the canal skirts round the famous Roman walls, cutting through the solid sandstone with houses and offices sitting high above. It is used to cross the A5 Watling Street. Woodseaves Cutting and the impressive High bridge is the next place on your journey.

In the s, when Josiah Wedgwood was creating his innovative pottery designs, much of his work was smashed or stolen on its clumsy packhorse route to market. On a canal boat holiday there is something for everyone- the wildlife is abundant, and the wild flowers and greenery combine with the old historic bridges, aqueducts and tunnels. Here the route leaves the canal built by James Brindley and carries on along the canal built by Thomas Telford. Visit the medieval market towns of Nantwich and Market Drayton with their half timbered buildings and pleasant villages such as Audlem and Brewood.

NB: This route has been provided as a guide only. There may be other formatting anomalies when viewing in Safari or other Android based web browsers that are beyond my control. Fellow boaters passing the time of day. The journey takes you along the wonderfully rural Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal to Great Haywood Junction where, passing under a distinctive roving bridge, you join the Trent and Mersey Canal heading north towards the Potteries and Peak District. This is not a sun, sea, sand and swimming pool holiday.


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Cruising on the Shropshire Union Canal book

To reach mass markets across the globe he needed canals to be built. The Romans who arrived at this spot long before you, discovered salt and called the town Salinea. But few pubs have remained as unspoilt by progress as the Anchor at High Offley, sitting canalside at Anchor Bridge.

As the canal descends to the Cheshire Plains you arrive at Middlewich.

Shropshire Union Canal Cruising Map in Acrobat (pdf) Format

After being murdered, her headless corpse was dumped in the canal and 19th-century boatmen would prefer to make time-consuming detours rather than face their fears inside this haunted tunnel.

And byhis delicate pots could set off in a canal boat to safely, and swiftly, reach faraway places across the world. It looks how I would expect and want a website to look! Just a short distance upstream from Chillington Hall is Brewood and you will find shops, pubs and restaurants close at hand and there is also a boatyard all of which should meet any of your requirements.

It really is a different world. This is an area that is popular with walkers, the towpaths are often busy with people taking strolls on nice days, and there is a gift shop to visit which is in an old mill.

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Keeping on Telford's unswaying straight course the canal crunches through another wooded cutting before reaching the lock at Wheaton Aston. And in this tranquil cruise today there secretly lie the stories of not only Telford, but also the remarkable achievements of navvies in the s who cut through rock by hand without powered machinery.

Cuttings and embankments spice the route and wide-stretching views make a fresh and uplifting journey. A chance to explore its black and white timber frame architecture and decide if you accept the town's noble claim to be the home of gingerbread.

Your should download and save the map promptly. On your return journey you may have time to continue past Whitchurch and explore the canal to the east, as far as Wrenburyafter which, it passes into Cheshire, before finally returning to the base.

Cyril J Wood. If you are not a member yet and would like to be, why not check out our sales page. When the route reaches the canal town of Stone, the excitement of a canal that was born for pottery begins to build. Market Drayton, Audlem and Nantwich are all delightful places to visit along the way, either on the way out or on the return leg of your journey.

It is also available by post on a CD, and you will also receive a download link by email too. Check out our Bonus Weeks offer. There is also a Memory-Map qct version. Love it or hate it, it's an echoing adventure through almost ft of dripping darkness!

As the canal wiggles along you'll get plenty of practice with your tiller skills, until the route straightens out just after travelling under the M54 motorway.

For regular visitors there is a shortcut to the Latest Entries at the top of the Contents section. There is no postage when you order a map for download only. You will see the Belvide Reservoir which supplies water for the canal over to your right.

Instead you experience the wonders and great heritage of the waterways. This is not a sun, sea, sand and swimming pool holiday.The Shropshire Union Canal runs from Autherley Junction, Pendeford, Wolverhampton where it leaves the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal where it heads North bound for Chester and eventually Ellesmere Port where it meets with The River Dee.

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