Saturday 20th July

Under Northway bridge (Bridge 12A)

Maghull Hall swing bridge (Bridge 12)

Boats moored at Maghull Hall swing bridge

Draper's bridge (Bridge 11B)

A local football match by the canal

Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 11A)

M58 motorway bridge, not numbered

Under the M58 bridge

Melling Stone bridge (Bridge 11)

Open countryside at Melling

11 miles to Liverpool, 116¼ miles to Leeds

Holmes Swing bridge (Bridge 10)

Little used canal, note plant life

New housing by the canal

Ledson's bridge (Bridge 9C)

Pipe bridge and M57 motorway bridge, not numbered

Aqueduct over the River Alt

Pipe bridge and Hancock's swing bridge (Bridge 9)

View towards Aintree race course

Residential area at Aintree

Blue Anchor pub at Aintree

Blue Anchor bridge (Bridge 8)

Under Blue Anchor bridge, evidence of little boat traffic

9 miles to Liverpool, 118¼ miles to Leeds

Old Roan bridge (Bridge 7D)

Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 7C)

Paradox clock tower

Pipe bridge and Dunning's bridge (Bridge 7A)

8 miles to Liverpool, 119¼ miles to Leeds

Copy bridge (Bridge 7)

Housing by the canal at Netherton

Netherton swing bridge (Bridge 6)

Housing at Netherton

Housing at Netherton

Housing at Netherton

Fleetwood's bridge (Bridge 5A)

Swift's bridge (Bridge 5)

Gorsey Lane bridge (Bridge 4A)

Cookson's Bridge pub, time for lunch

Lots of plant life and dragon flies

Unnamed footbridge (no number)

Modern canalside apartments

Unnamed footbridge (no number)

Unnamed footbridge (Bridge 3)

Housing and industry from the towpath

Litherland bridges (Bridge 2J)

Litherland bridges (Bridge 2I)

Getting more built-up as we approach Liverpool

Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 2H)

New canalside apartments in Bootle

Unnamed footbridge (Bridge 2G)

Kids on a makeshift raft

Industrial buildings in Bootle

Industrial decline in Bootle

Unnamed road bridge (Bridge 2E)

Walls, bridges and barbed wire

Marsh Lane bridge (Bridge 2C)

The canal winds its way through Bootle

Litherland Road bridge (Bridge 2B)

3 miles to Liverpool, 124¼ miles to Leeds

Towpath changes sides

Changeline bridge (Bridge 2)

Pipe bridge and bingo hall

Industry and flats

Housing and flats in Liverpool

Unnamed bridge (no number) and kids on raft

Modern canalside apartments

Caroline Street Changeline bridge (Bridge 1)

Caroline Street Changeline bridge (Bridge 1)

The Little Merton Pub

Unnamed bridge (Bridge O)

Dumping ground

Very quiet towpath in Liverpool

Unnamed bridge (Bridge N)

Bus depot for Maghull Coaches

Unnamed road bridge (Bridge M)

Tool mural at bridge M

Heavily buit-up area as we approach the end

Unnamed footbridge (Bridge L)

Not far now! 2 miles to Liverpool, 125¼ miles to Leeds

Unnamed footbridge (Bridge K)

Industrial decline and chimneys

Old canal wharf building

Unnamed road bridge (Bridge I)

Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge H)

Public art display, only joking

Unnamed road bridge (Bridge F)

Old, restored canalside building

Boundary bridge (Bridge E)

Plaque on Boundary bridge (Bridge E)

Athol Vaults pub awaits demolition

Leigh bridge (Bridge D)

Lightbody Street bridge (Bridge C)

Almost there, 127 miles to Leeds

Junction near to the end

Junction down to the locks

Railway bridge between locks 2 and 3

Lock number 2

Lock number 1

Lock number 1

Almost there, city centre in background

Vauxhall bridge, the last one, not numbered

The final stretch

Eldonian Basin, the end

Eldonian Basin, the end

One last look back

Scruffy Glass House pub on Vauxhall Road