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 Lancaster Canal, Preston to Woodplumpton
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We walked from Preston to Woodplumpton on Saturday, 22nd May 2010. A walk of around 10 miles and our first glimpse of the Lancaster Canal.

Start of our walk
Start of our walk
 Up a few steps...
Up a few steps...
 The start of the canal walk in Preston
The start of the canal walk in Preston
 Spot the turtle!
Spot the turtle!
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 And off we go, houses in Preston
And off we go, houses in Preston
Ashton Basin
Ashton Basin
 Footbridge over junction with Ashton Basin
Footbridge over junction with Ashton Basin
 Quite busy in Preston with decent towpath
Quite busy in Preston with decent towpath
 Blackpool Road bridge (Bridge 11A)
Blackpool Road bridge (Bridge 11A)
 Preston skyline from the canal
Preston skyline from the canal
Woodplumpton Road bridge (Bridge 12)
Woodplumpton Road bridge (Bridge 12)
 Suddenly the canal becomes more rural
Suddenly the canal becomes more rural
 Nice old stone cottage
Nice old stone cottage
 Thomas on Savick Aqueduct (Bridge 13)
Thomas on Savick Aqueduct (Bridge 13)
 A few more houses but the area was quiet
A few more houses but the area was quiet
Hollinshead Fold bridge (Bridge 14)
Hollinshead Fold bridge (Bridge 14)
 Last houses for a while on a wide stretch of the canal
Last houses for a while on a wide stretch of the canal
 Rural again, swans, trees and sunshine
Rural again, swans, trees and sunshine
 Ingolashes bridge (Bridge 15)
Ingolashes bridge (Bridge 15)
 Approaching Cottam Mill bridge (Bridge 16)
Approaching Cottam Mill bridge (Bridge 16)
Nice house by Cottam Mill bridge (Bridge 16)
Nice house by Cottam Mill bridge (Bridge 16)
 Ribble Link Navigation
Ribble Link Navigation
 Out into the country
Out into the country
 A nondescript modern bridge with graffiti
A nondescript modern bridge with graffiti
 Approaching Cottam Hall bridge (Bridge 17)
Approaching Cottam Hall bridge (Bridge 17)
Sign about dog fouling
Sign about dog fouling
 Note towpath which drastically reduces in width
Note towpath which drastically reduces in width
 Distance marker, Preston 3 miles
Distance marker, Preston 3 miles
 Other side of distance marker, Garstang 14 miles
Other side of distance marker, Garstang 14 miles
 Trees, trees... We were glad of the shade
Trees, trees... We were glad of the shade
Approaching Lea Malt Kiln bridge (Bridge 18)
Approaching Lea Malt Kiln bridge (Bridge 18)
 Lea Malt Kiln bridge (Bridge 18)
Lea Malt Kiln bridge (Bridge 18)
 Cyclists at Quaker's bridge (Bridge 19)
Cyclists at Quaker's bridge (Bridge 19)
 Countryside, note towpath, now earth and grass
Countryside, note towpath, now earth and grass
 Brier's bridge (Bridge 21)
Brier's bridge (Bridge 21)
Swans and their young
Swans and their young
 Lea Lane bridge (Bridge 22)
Lea Lane bridge (Bridge 22)
 Ward's House bridge (Bridge 23)
Ward's House bridge (Bridge 23)
 Rural
Rural
 Salwick Hall bridge (Bridge 24)
Salwick Hall bridge (Bridge 24)
Boats moored close to Salwick Hall bridge
Boats moored close to Salwick Hall bridge
 More trees and some welcome shade up ahead
More trees and some welcome shade up ahead
 Wilson's bridge (Bridge 25)
Wilson's bridge (Bridge 25)
 Salwick bridge (Bridge 26) and time for lunch
Salwick bridge (Bridge 26) and time for lunch
 Hand & Dagger, Treales Road, Salwick
Hand & Dagger, Treales Road, Salwick
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Military vehicles
Military vehicles
 Military vehicles
Military vehicles
 Military vehicles
Military vehicles
 Military vehicles
Military vehicles
 Military vehicles
Military vehicles
Military vehicles
Military vehicles
 Military vehicles
Military vehicles
 Military vehicles
Military vehicles
 Six Mile bridge (Bridge 27)
Six Mile bridge (Bridge 27)
 Not much to photograph, all countryside and trees
Not much to photograph, all countryside and trees
New bridge (Bridge 28)
New bridge (Bridge 28)
 Reflections...
Reflections...
 M55 Motorway bridge
M55 Motorway bridge
 Kellet's bridge (Bridge 29)
Kellet's bridge (Bridge 29)
 Another rural shot, no towpath
Another rural shot, no towpath
Posing or trying to straigthen mileage marker?
Posing or trying to straigthen mileage marker?
 Boats moored
Boats moored
 Roots bridge (Bridge 30)
Roots bridge (Bridge 30)
 Thirsty cows
Thirsty cows
 Swillbrook Marina
Swillbrook Marina
Nice cottage taken from the towpath
Nice cottage taken from the towpath
 Stone Chimneys bridge (Bridge 31)
Stone Chimneys bridge (Bridge 31)
 Swillbrook bridge (Bridge 32)
Swillbrook bridge (Bridge 32)
 Canalside cottages
Canalside cottages
 Pendle Marine, Ice Cream Stop
Pendle Marine, Ice Cream Stop
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More trees and countryside, lovely place to walk
More trees and countryside, lovely place to walk
 Woodplumpton Aqueduct (Bridge 33)
Woodplumpton Aqueduct (Bridge 33)
 Whinnyfield bridge (Bridge 34)
Whinnyfield bridge (Bridge 34)
 Grassy towpath
Grassy towpath
 Countryside and narrow canal
Countryside and narrow canal
Another thirsty cow
Another thirsty cow
 Time to leave, Bell Fold bridge (Bridge 35)
Time to leave, Bell Fold bridge (Bridge 35)
 Nice house at Bell Fold bridge (Bridge 35)
Nice house at Bell Fold bridge (Bridge 35)
 
 

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