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 Bridgewater Canal, Stockton Heath to Runcorn
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We walked from Stockton Heath to Runcorn on Monday, 25th May 2009. A walk of around 11 miles and our last on the Bridgewater Canal.

Start of our walk
Start of our walk
 London Road bridge (Bridge 15)
London Road bridge (Bridge 15)
 The canal at Stockton Heath
The canal at Stockton Heath
 Red Lane bridge (Bridge 14)
Red Lane bridge (Bridge 14)
 Hough's bridge (Bridge 13)
Hough's bridge (Bridge 13)
Lots of trees
Lots of trees
 Walton Lea bridge (Bridge 12)
Walton Lea bridge (Bridge 12)
 A boat passes us
A boat passes us
 Nice houses as we approach Higher Walton
Nice houses as we approach Higher Walton
 Walton bridge (Bridge 11)
Walton bridge (Bridge 11)
Boats moored at Higher Walton
Boats moored at Higher Walton
 Chester Road bridge (Bridge 10)
Chester Road bridge (Bridge 10)
 Chester Road underbridge (Bridge 9A)
Chester Road underbridge (Bridge 9A)
 Thomason's bridge (Bridge 9)
Thomason's bridge (Bridge 9)
 Nice house in open countryside
Nice house in open countryside
Acton Grange bridge (Bridge 8) close to Moore
Acton Grange bridge (Bridge 8) close to Moore
 Fiddlers Ferry Power Station
Fiddlers Ferry Power Station
 Houses and shop at Moore Village
Houses and shop at Moore Village
 Nice old house on the canal at Moore
Nice old house on the canal at Moore
 A long and a not so long narrow boat
A long and a not so long narrow boat
Moore bridge (Bridge 7)
Moore bridge (Bridge 7)
 A narrow boat at Moore
A narrow boat at Moore
 A view across open, flat countryside
A view across open, flat countryside
 Daresbury Innovation Centre
Daresbury Innovation Centre
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 Moorefield bridge (Bridge 6)
Moorefield bridge (Bridge 6)
Old crane by Moorefield bridge (Bridge 6)
Old crane by Moorefield bridge (Bridge 6)
 Another view of Fiddlers Ferry Power Station
Another view of Fiddlers Ferry Power Station
 Pipe bridge
Pipe bridge
 Expressway bridge (not numbered)
Expressway bridge (not numbered)
 Part of the Daresbury Innovation Centre
Part of the Daresbury Innovation Centre
Keckwick bridge (Bridge 5)
Keckwick bridge (Bridge 5)
 Part of the Daresbury Innovation Centre
Part of the Daresbury Innovation Centre
 Keckwick Hill bridge (Bridge 4)
Keckwick Hill bridge (Bridge 4)
 What is this structure? An old water tower?
What is this structure? An old water tower?
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 George Gleave's bridge (Bridge 3)
George Gleave's bridge (Bridge 3)
A narrow boat passes us at Daresbury
A narrow boat passes us at Daresbury
 Another view of Fiddlers Ferry Power Station
Another view of Fiddlers Ferry Power Station
 Getting higher, looking down to the railway line
Getting higher, looking down to the railway line
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 View from Red Brow underbridge (Bridge 2A)
View from Red Brow underbridge (Bridge 2A)
 Red Brow underbridge (Bridge 2A)
Red Brow underbridge (Bridge 2A)
M56 motorway bridge
M56 motorway bridge
 Junction of the Bridgewater towards Runcorn (to the right)
Junction of the Bridgewater towards Runcorn (to the right)
 Preston Brook bridge (Bridge 1)
Preston Brook bridge (Bridge 1)
 Houses at Preston Brook
Houses at Preston Brook
 Trendy flats at Preston Brook
Trendy flats at Preston Brook
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Signpost at Preston Brook Tunnel (1272 yards)
Signpost at Preston Brook Tunnel (1272 yards)
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 Fumes from Preston Brook Tunnel
Fumes from Preston Brook Tunnel
 A narrow boat leaves Preston Brook Tunnel
A narrow boat leaves Preston Brook Tunnel
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 Preston Brook Tunnel
Preston Brook Tunnel
 We doubled back to Preston Brook junction
We doubled back to Preston Brook junction
Brook House at Preston Brook
Brook House at Preston Brook
 Boats moored at Preston Brook
Boats moored at Preston Brook
 Preston Brook junction
Preston Brook junction
 Heading from Preston Brook junction to Runcorn
Heading from Preston Brook junction to Runcorn
 End of towpath
End of towpath
Norton Arm of the Bridgewater Canal
Norton Arm of the Bridgewater Canal
 Around the houses and down Marina Lane...
Around the houses and down Marina Lane...
 ...Which was a long, narrow road
...Which was a long, narrow road
 Preston Brook marina
Preston Brook marina
 Cawley's bridge (Bridge 68)
Cawley's bridge (Bridge 68)
View from Cawley's bridge (Bridge 68)
View from Cawley's bridge (Bridge 68)
 Borrow's bridge (Bridge 69)
Borrow's bridge (Bridge 69)
 Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 70)
Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 70)
 Housing at Norton
Housing at Norton
 The Bridgewater Canal at Norton
The Bridgewater Canal at Norton
Norton Town bridge (Bridge 71)
Norton Town bridge (Bridge 71)
 View from the canal at Norton
View from the canal at Norton
 New Norton bridge (not numbered)
New Norton bridge (not numbered)
 Norton bridge (Bridge 72)
Norton bridge (Bridge 72)
 View from Norton bridge (Bridge 72)
View from Norton bridge (Bridge 72)
New Norton Townfield bridge (Bridge 73)
New Norton Townfield bridge (Bridge 73)
 Old Norton Townfield bridge (Bridge 74)
Old Norton Townfield bridge (Bridge 74)
 Mural at Norton
Mural at Norton
 Greens bridge (Bridge 75)
Greens bridge (Bridge 75)
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 Sharp right turn at Castlefields
Sharp right turn at Castlefields
Busway bridge (Bridge 76)
Busway bridge (Bridge 76)
 Astmoor Spine Road bridge (Bridge 77)
Astmoor Spine Road bridge (Bridge 77)
 The towpath at Castlefields
The towpath at Castlefields
 Astmoor bridge (Bridge 78)
Astmoor bridge (Bridge 78)
 Expressway bridges (Bridge 79 and 80)
Expressway bridges (Bridge 79 and 80)
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Is that a chap up a ladder?
Is that a chap up a ladder?
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 Bate's bridge (Bridge 81)
Bate's bridge (Bridge 81)
 Runcorn bridge in background
Runcorn bridge in background
 Boats moored close to Runcorn
Boats moored close to Runcorn
 Boats moored close to Runcorn
Boats moored close to Runcorn
Unnamed footbridge (Bridge 82)
Unnamed footbridge (Bridge 82)
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 Expressway bridge (Bridge 83)
Expressway bridge (Bridge 83)
 Runcorn Co-operative Society, 1893
Runcorn Co-operative Society, 1893
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 Delph bridge (Bridge 84)
Delph bridge (Bridge 84)
 Signs of old industry as we approach Runcorn
Signs of old industry as we approach Runcorn
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Sprinch Arm, a minor junction
Sprinch Arm, a minor junction
 Nice building at Sprinch Arm junction
Nice building at Sprinch Arm junction
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 Busway bridge (Bridge 85)
Busway bridge (Bridge 85)
 Victoria Arm, a minor junction
Victoria Arm, a minor junction
 Unnamed footbridge (Bridge 86)
Unnamed footbridge (Bridge 86)
Final approach to Runcorn
Final approach to Runcorn
 Urban decay at Runcorn
Urban decay at Runcorn
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 Doctor's bridge (Bridge 87)
Doctor's bridge (Bridge 87)
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 Runcorn-Widness Bridge Approach bridge (Bridge 88)
Runcorn-Widness Bridge Approach bridge (Bridge 88)
 Graffiti at Runcorn
Graffiti at Runcorn
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The end is nigh
The end is nigh
 Waterloo bridge (Bridge 89)
Waterloo bridge (Bridge 89)
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 The Waterloo Pub, aka The Archer...
The Waterloo Pub, aka The Archer...
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 Thomas looking happy as we've completed our 2nd canal
Thomas looking happy as we've completed our 2nd canal
 Looking back from Waterloo bridge (Bridge 89)
Looking back from Waterloo bridge (Bridge 89)
 
 

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