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Burnley to Accrington (135 photos)


We walked from Burnley to Accrington on Saturday, 22nd September 2007. A noisy 10 mile walk as we were never far away from the M65 motorway.

Finsley Gate, Burnley, close to the start of our walk
Finsley Gate, Burnley, close to the start of our walk
 Finsley Gate bridge (Bridge 130E), start of our walk
Finsley Gate bridge (Bridge 130E), start of our walk
 Finsley Gate bridge (Bridge 130E), start of our walk
Finsley Gate bridge (Bridge 130E), start of our walk
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 Old canalside buildings in Burnley
Old canalside buildings in Burnley
 Unnamed bridge (Bridge 130D)
Unnamed bridge (Bridge 130D)
Large walkway connecting two old buildings
Large walkway connecting two old buildings
 Old canalside buildings in Burnley
Old canalside buildings in Burnley
 Unnamed foot bridge (another bridge 130D)
Unnamed foot bridge (another bridge 130D)
 Unnamed bridge (Bridge 130C)
Unnamed bridge (Bridge 130C)
 Old canalside buildings close to Manchester Road
Old canalside buildings close to Manchester Road
Manchester Road bridge (Bridge 130B)
Manchester Road bridge (Bridge 130B)
 The Inn on the Wharf
The Inn on the Wharf
 The Inn on the Wharf
The Inn on the Wharf
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 Stone-built canalside industrial buildings
Stone-built canalside industrial buildings
 Stone-built canalside industrial buildings
Stone-built canalside industrial buildings
Walker Hey footbridge (Bridge 130A)
Walker Hey footbridge (Bridge 130A)
 Old mill chimneys in Burnley
Old mill chimneys in Burnley
 Sandygate bridge (Bridge 130)
Sandygate bridge (Bridge 130)
 Stone terraced property, soon to be restored
Stone terraced property, soon to be restored
 Stone terraced property, soon to be restored
Stone terraced property, soon to be restored
Old stone warehouse on the canal
Old stone warehouse on the canal
 Old stone and brick built mill sadly in decay
Old stone and brick built mill sadly in decay
 Oak Mount Foundry has seen better days
Oak Mount Foundry has seen better days
 More industrial decay in Burnley
More industrial decay in Burnley
 Beyond repair and in need of demolition
Beyond repair and in need of demolition
Ugly concrete 'Mitre bridge' (Bridge 129B)
Ugly concrete 'Mitre bridge' (Bridge 129B)
 Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 129A)
Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 129A)
 Approaching the motorway viaduct
Approaching the motorway viaduct
 The M65 motorway viaduct
The M65 motorway viaduct
 View east from the M65 motorway viaduct
View east from the M65 motorway viaduct
View west from the M65 motorway viaduct
View west from the M65 motorway viaduct
 Whittlefield bridge (Bridge 129)
Whittlefield bridge (Bridge 129)
 More industrial decay in Burnley
More industrial decay in Burnley
 New stone-built canalside housing
New stone-built canalside housing
 A view of rooftops from the towpath at Whittlefield
A view of rooftops from the towpath at Whittlefield
Approaching Gannow Tunnel
Approaching Gannow Tunnel
 Gannow Tunnel in Burnley, 559 yards long
Gannow Tunnel in Burnley, 559 yards long
 Gannow Tunnel (Bridge 128)
Gannow Tunnel (Bridge 128)
 The path that leads to the other side of Gannow Tunnel
The path that leads to the other side of Gannow Tunnel
 Making our way to the other side of Gannow Tunnel
Making our way to the other side of Gannow Tunnel
A boarded up pub on Padiham Road
A boarded up pub on Padiham Road
 Canal shaft and L.L.C. stones above the tunnel
Canal shaft and L.L.C. stones above the tunnel
 Subways take us under the M65 motorway and slip roads
Subways take us under the M65 motorway and slip roads
 Re-joining the canal
Re-joining the canal
 Dan at the other side of Gannow Tunnel
Dan at the other side of Gannow Tunnel
Gannow Green South bridge (Bridge 127C)
Gannow Green South bridge (Bridge 127C)
 Gannow Green South (Bridge 127C) and Gannow Green North (Bridge 127B) bridges
Gannow Green South (Bridge 127C) and Gannow Green North (Bridge 127B) bridges
 Gannow bridge (Bridge 127A)
Gannow bridge (Bridge 127A)
 Old and new industry at Rose Grove
Old and new industry at Rose Grove
 Maden Fold bridge (Bridge 127)
Maden Fold bridge (Bridge 127)
Canalside industry at Rose Grove
Canalside industry at Rose Grove
 Dugdale bridge (Bridge 126A)
Dugdale bridge (Bridge 126A)
 Restored building in use by British Waterways
Restored building in use by British Waterways
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 Gates to a demolished canalside mill or warehouse
Gates to a demolished canalside mill or warehouse
 Canal barge 'Kennet'
Canal barge 'Kennet'
Liverpool Road bridge (Bridge 126)
Liverpool Road bridge (Bridge 126)
 Canalside warehouse building at Rose Grove
Canalside warehouse building at Rose Grove
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 Doomed remote controlled speed boat
Doomed remote controlled speed boat
 Old Rose Grove bridge (Bridge 125)
Old Rose Grove bridge (Bridge 125)
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 Halstead bridge (Bridge 124B)
Halstead bridge (Bridge 124B)
Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 124C)
Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 124C)
 Looks peaceful, but canal is parallel to a busy main road
Looks peaceful, but canal is parallel to a busy main road
 Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 124AA)
Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 124AA)
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 Badly damaged mileage marker
Badly damaged mileage marker
 Molly Wood bridge (Bridge 124A)
Molly Wood bridge (Bridge 124A)
Under Molly Wood bridge, notice old railway line
Under Molly Wood bridge, notice old railway line
 Knott's bridge (Bridge 123)
Knott's bridge (Bridge 123)
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 Time for a pint
Time for a pint
 Lunch at Knott's bridge
Lunch at Knott's bridge
 Knott's bridge moorings, Hapton
Knott's bridge moorings, Hapton
Knott's bridge moorings, Hapton
Knott's bridge moorings, Hapton
 Ken educates the kids on mobile phone technology
Ken educates the kids on mobile phone technology
 Caravans at Hapton
Caravans at Hapton
 A narrow boat moored in Hapton
A narrow boat moored in Hapton
 69 miles to Liverpool, 58¼ miles to Leeds
69 miles to Liverpool, 58¼ miles to Leeds
Hapton bridge (Bridge 121)
Hapton bridge (Bridge 121)
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 Pipe bridge at Hapton bridge (Bridge 121)
Pipe bridge at Hapton bridge (Bridge 121)
 Nice rural views at Hapton
Nice rural views at Hapton
 Boats and a crane at Hapton
Boats and a crane at Hapton
 Nice rural views at Hapton
Nice rural views at Hapton
Close to the M65 motorway again
Close to the M65 motorway again
 Nice views to the right hand side
Nice views to the right hand side
 Higher Shuttleworth bridge (Bridge 120)
Higher Shuttleworth bridge (Bridge 120)
 Shuttleworth bridge (Bridge 119A)
Shuttleworth bridge (Bridge 119A)
 Shuttleworth bridge (Bridge 119A)
Shuttleworth bridge (Bridge 119A)
Shuttleworth Hall bridge (Bridge 119)
Shuttleworth Hall bridge (Bridge 119)
 Parallel with the motorway
Parallel with the motorway
 Narrow towpath
Narrow towpath
 A turning point for narrow boats
A turning point for narrow boats
 Graffiti on a motorway bridge
Graffiti on a motorway bridge
A rural stretch of the walk at Altham
A rural stretch of the walk at Altham
 Altham bridge (Bridge 118)
Altham bridge (Bridge 118)
 Nosey cow!
Nosey cow!
 In the country but the motorway traffic could be heard
In the country but the motorway traffic could be heard
 In the country but the motorway traffic could be heard
In the country but the motorway traffic could be heard
Looking back towards Burnley
Looking back towards Burnley
 Lots of narrow boats
Lots of narrow boats
 Clough Bank bridge (Bridge 117)
Clough Bank bridge (Bridge 117)
 Scenic shot from the towpath
Scenic shot from the towpath
 Smith's swing bridge (Bridge 116)
Smith's swing bridge (Bridge 116)
Old house by the canal close to Clayton-Le-Moors
Old house by the canal close to Clayton-Le-Moors
 Inside the old house
Inside the old house
 A pipe bridge (Bridge 115A)
A pipe bridge (Bridge 115A)
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 Fosters swing bridge (Bridge 115)
Fosters swing bridge (Bridge 115)
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 Pilkington bridge (Bridge 114C) at Clayton-Le-Moors
Pilkington bridge (Bridge 114C) at Clayton-Le-Moors
New housing at at Clayton-Le-Moors
New housing at at Clayton-Le-Moors
 Houses at at Clayton-Le-Moors
Houses at at Clayton-Le-Moors
 Whalley Road bridge (Bridge 114B)
Whalley Road bridge (Bridge 114B)
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 Dan and Thomas have a breather at Whalley Road bridge
Dan and Thomas have a breather at Whalley Road bridge
 Old boarded up house at Clayon-Le-Moors
Old boarded up house at Clayon-Le-Moors
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Another old and damaged mile marker
Another old and damaged mile marker
 The Accrington & District Sea Cadet Unit
The Accrington & District Sea Cadet Unit
 Enfield Changeline bridge (Bridge 114A)
Enfield Changeline bridge (Bridge 114A)
 Old property at Enfield Changeline bridge
Old property at Enfield Changeline bridge
 Enfield Green bridge (Bridge 114AA)
Enfield Green bridge (Bridge 114AA)
Rileys swing bridge (Bridge 114) and a pipe bridge
Rileys swing bridge (Bridge 114) and a pipe bridge
 The canal at Hyndburn
The canal at Hyndburn
 Peel Bank bridge (Bridge 113A)
Peel Bank bridge (Bridge 113A)
 A bridge on the towpath
A bridge on the towpath
 View from bridge on towpath
View from bridge on towpath
Approaching Church
Approaching Church
 Church swing bridge (Bridge 113)
Church swing bridge (Bridge 113)
 Dismantled railway bridge at Church
Dismantled railway bridge at Church
 Approaching Donkey Back Picnic Site, Church
Approaching Donkey Back Picnic Site, Church
 Donkey Back Picnic Site and Kirk Church, Church
Donkey Back Picnic Site and Kirk Church, Church
The halfway point of the canal
The halfway point of the canal
 Thomas at the halfway point of the canal
Thomas at the halfway point of the canal
 A pipe in the towpath marks the halfway point
A pipe in the towpath marks the halfway point
 Church Kirk Changeline bridge (Bridge 112)
Church Kirk Changeline bridge (Bridge 112)
 Old farmhouse at Church Changeline bridge
Old farmhouse at Church Changeline bridge
Modern industry at Church
Modern industry at Church
 A turning point for narrow boats
A turning point for narrow boats
 Approaching the end of our walk
Approaching the end of our walk
 The end, close to bridge 111D, the start of the next walk
The end, close to bridge 111D, the start of the next walk
 Ha ha - Accrington Welcomes Careful Drivers
Ha ha - Accrington Welcomes Careful Drivers
 
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