In praise of canal towpaths

Discussion in 'General Walking Discussions' started by Rocky, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

    Location:
    On the sofa
    My current favourite walk is along the Oxford canal. Obviously it’s flat (apart from a few locks) but the views are stunning, bird life is lovely and I get to meet all sorts of great people going about their business on the water.

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  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ Regular Member

    Location:
    Todmorden
    It looks nice!

    I will be cycling along the towpath from Thrupp to Oxford in a few weeks time. A friend of mine has a boat at Thrupp so I will be riding over from my sister's house in Leighton Buzzard to see the boat and have a chat with him. I am travelling back from Oxford by train.

    The Rochdale canal passes down the Calder Valley and the towpath is a nice walk (or cycle ride - as long as you choose a time when there are not too many walkers on it).


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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
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  3. Regulator

    Regulator Regular Member

    The Lee Navigation earlier today...


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