Monday 11th December

Rolls Royce factory at Barnoldswick, close to the canal

Start of our walk at Coate's Bridge

Coate's bridge (Bridge 154A)

Houses on the canal at Barnoldswick

Site of an old bridge (probably bridge 154)

Still quite built-up

Long Ing brige (Bridge 153)

Towpath changes sides at Long Ing brige

42¼ miles to Leeds, other side of mileage marker damaged

Marina at Barnoldswick

Cockshott bridge (Bridge 152)

Into countryside, peace and quiet

Park bridge (Bridge 151A)

The Anchor Inn at Salterforth

Salterforth bridge (Bridge 151) at the side of the pub

Lunch at The Anchor Inn

Leaving The Anchor Inn at Salterforth

43¼ miles to Leeds, 84 miles to Liverpool

Come in number 6, your time is up

Narrow boats moored at Salterforth

Hatters bridge (Bridge 150)

Scenic views

In need of a cut

Mill Hill bridge (Bridge 149)

44¼ miles to Leeds, 83 miles to Liverpool at Mill Hill bridge

Hollinhurst bridge (Bridge 148)

An island complete with chair!

Daubers bridge (Bridge 147)

A not so narrow boat

Old canal buildings at Foulridge

Old canal buildings at Foulridge

Part of a sign at Foulridge

Foulridge tunnel

Foulridge tunnel, we had to leave the canal here

Leaving the canal, looking back to Foulridge Wharf

Housing in Foulridge

Whitemoor Road, Foulridge

Winding country lanes

A row of stone cottages in the middle of nowhere

A ventilation shaft for Foulridge tunnel

Not far now

A ventilation shaft for Foulridge tunnel

Small stream close to the canal

Time to get wet

Almost there, just over the bridge

At last, a mile further on and time to re-join the canal

Steep steps leading down to tunnel entrance

The other side of Foulridge tunnel

46¼ miles to Leeds, 81 miles to Liverpool

Water from the nearby reservoir to feed the canal

Wanless bridge (Bridge 145)

Nice farmhouse and narrow boat 'Lucy Puss'

Blakey bridge (Bridge 144)

View from under Blakey bridge

Approaching Barrowford, lots of moored boats

Approaching Barrowford, lots of moored boats

Approaching Barrowford Top Lock (No.45)

Lock keepers cottage at the Top Lock (No.45)

Our new friend

Top Lock (No.45)

Barrowford reservoir

Barrowford locks (No.46)

Barrowford locks (No.46)

Barrowford locks (No.47)

Barrowford locks (No.48)

Barrowford locks (No.49) at Reservoir bridge (Bridge 143A)

Barrowford locks (No.49) at Barrowford Road bridge (Bridge 143)

Big steps at Barrowford locks (No.49)

Unnamed bridge (Bridge 142A)

Barrowford locks (No.50)

Barrowford locks (No.50) looking towards Bottom lock (No.51)

Bottom lock (No.51)

Swinden aqueduct

Looking down from Swinden aqueduct

Approaching Nelson, canal turns sharply

Swinden Changleline bridge (Bridge 142)

Crossing Swinden Changleline bridge

Approaching Nelson

Hodge Bank bridge (Bridge 141D)

Modern industrial units, Nelson

Scotland Road bridge (Bridge 141C)

Pendle Street bridge (Bridge 141B)

Signpost showing 8 miles to Barnoldswick

Nelson, we're off around the corner

End of our walk at bridge 141A, Carr Road, Nelson

A rickety old Northern Rail train