Tuesday, 1 March 2016

River Walk

Youngest son and I went for a walk from Northwich on path beside the River Weaver heading upstream.  There is an excellent path on the eastern side and a slightly rougher track on the opposite bank.  I forgot to take a camera and as a consequence all the photos in this post were taken using the camera in the Garmin GPS.  It’s only a 2MP lens hence the poor quality (well that’s my excuse).

This is the footbridge leading to Hunt’s Lock (2).  The weir is beyond the bridge.

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Looking back you can see the locks to the left with the route to the right leading to the weir.

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About a kilometre further upstream is what appears to be a boatyard.  There’s no signage but the mobile cranes and boats on the bank suggested it is in use.  It was at this location where we noticed a couple of large vessels.  Commercial traffic has ceased on the river but these give an indication of the size of boats that used to ply these waters.

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Beyond this point was a flash that was being used as moorings for a number of boats.

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We walked on to Hartford Bridge (1939) crossing it to return to Northwich using the rough path on the west bank.

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