Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
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Along the Canal to Slaithwaite

I found a way to combine several of my favourite activities: walking, photography, antiquing and fancy food shopping. My original plan for Saturday the 16th of May had been to walk along the canal from Milnsbridge to Slaithwaite and back, but I managed to slip on my newly painted cellar steps and banged my hip, so I decided to halve the journey. I drove to Linthwaite, and walked from there.


Slaithwaite is higher than Linthwaite (which is higher than Milnsbridge), so I passed a fair number of locks:
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The canal also runs more or less parallel to the River Colne (and I saw men playing cricket over on the far side, but not anywhere it was easy to photograph them):
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Passing more locks and various old mill and factory buildings, I eventually arrived at Slaithwaite:
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My main target was Cobweb Antiques, which turned out to be just as full of delights as all my other regular haunts. Then just along the road, I found The Green Valley Grocer, where I was able to buy fancy cheeses and a chilli pepper to eat with the leek from my garden.

Heading back along the towpath with my purchases, I photographed the canal basin, another lock, and the Titanic Mill (now fancy apartments and a spa):
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Definitely a walk I want to repeat, although next time I plan to do the whole route on foot.
Tags: antiquing, for reference, industrial heritage, inspiration, out and about, photos, real life
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