A sunny afternoon wander along the Trent & Mersey Canal and Budworth Mere
Distance: 5.5km; Ascent: negligible; Sunny; with Lynsey, Isabel, Mum & Dad
It was a lovely sunny weekend so we decided to head out for an afternoon pushchair walk. There was a walk around Marbury Country Park in one of our ATP walks books, which we remembered being quite nice when we last walked it back in 2011, so we decided to head there for the afternoon.
|Trent & Mersey Canal near Anderton|
|Trent & Mersey canal on the edge of Big Wood|
|A Black Swan|
Soon we were back on the Trent & Mersey Canal towpath and headed for the Anderton Boat Lift visitor centre, where we enjoyed tea and cake before taking a look at the impressive boat lift ourselves. The lift was built in 1875 to provide a link between the Weaver Navigation and Trent & Mersey Canal, which is 15m higher. After falling into disuse in the 1980s it was restored and re-opened in 2002; more information can be found here. Unfortunately we didn't have time for a boat trip in the lift today so we’ll have to return another time for that!
|Anderton Boat Lift|
N.B. 03/06/13 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 06/04/13 (from 17/04/13)