Monday, 25 October 2010
Crisp, sunny, cold weather at the weekend enticed me out for a couple of walks along the Leeds- Liverpool Canal towpath - though the sun was playing hide-and-seek behind clouds all the way. We've had a touch of frost but it has not been frosty enough to bring rich colour into the trees. It all looks rather anaemic this year. This bridge, about a mile west of Saltaire, doesn't have a name as far as I know, though it is numbered 206. It seems to exist for the sole purpose of enabling the horses that used to pull the barges to cross from one side of the canal to the other, because the towpath changes sides at this point. Just behind the bridge you can see the two-rise lock at Dowley Gap. It's quite a pretty spot and has the added advantage of being near The Fisherman's pub. Join me in a drink, anyone?