Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Peaceful Pendle



One of the reasons I went to Barrowford was because there was an event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, which was fully opened in 1816. The canal links the two great counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire, enabling the trade and passage of goods that fuelled the Industrial Revolution, servicing the huge mills that produced wool and cotton textiles. Nowadays most of the traffic on the canal is for pleasure rather than business. And what a pleasure it must be to cruise slowly along pretty stretches like this, on the outskirts of Barrowford. In the distance you can see the brooding outline of Pendle Hill, which dominates the otherwise gently rolling countryside in this area.

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful photo! I just wish I were cycling along the towpath... gorgeous!

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  2. What a lovely pic with the bridge there, Jenny!

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  3. Lovely photo: yes it is always good to move more slowly than butterflies sometimes, it's good for the soul and canal journeys are great for this😊

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  4. Sure is peaceful looking. Great composition.

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