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 Bridgewater Canal, Leigh to Worsley
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We walked from Leigh to Worsley on Sunday, 5th April 2009. This was our first walk for this website and was around 7 miles long.

Start of our walk
Start of our walk
 First eyesore of the day
First eyesore of the day
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 Leigh bridge (Bridge 66)
Leigh bridge (Bridge 66)
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 Old and new
Old and new
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 Ugly concrete sectioned fencing
Ugly concrete sectioned fencing
Old mill building, Leigh
Old mill building, Leigh
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 Pipe bridge and fishing match
Pipe bridge and fishing match
 Lots of boats moored in Leigh
Lots of boats moored in Leigh
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 Mather Lane bridge (Bridge 65)
Mather Lane bridge (Bridge 65)
 A boat passes under Mather Lane bridge (Bridge 65)
A boat passes under Mather Lane bridge (Bridge 65)
Another old mill (Brooklands Mill)
Another old mill (Brooklands Mill)
 Pipe bridge (notice lettering)
Pipe bridge (notice lettering)
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 Canalside housing in Leigh
Canalside housing in Leigh
 Derelict mill and barbed wire
Derelict mill and barbed wire
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 Canalside apartments
Canalside apartments
More canalside apartments, note barbed wire
More canalside apartments, note barbed wire
 Butt's bridge (Bridge 64)
Butt's bridge (Bridge 64)
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 Butts Basin
Butts Basin
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 Our first view of the countryside
Our first view of the countryside
 Heading out of Leigh
Heading out of Leigh
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Hall House bridge (Bridge 63)
Hall House bridge (Bridge 63)
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 Canalside housing at Bedford
Canalside housing at Bedford
 Great Fold bridge (Bridge 62)
Great Fold bridge (Bridge 62)
 Marsland Green bridge (Bridge 61)
Marsland Green bridge (Bridge 61)
 East Lancs Road bridge (Bridge 60)
East Lancs Road bridge (Bridge 60)
Former mining area being reclaimed
Former mining area being reclaimed
 Lingard's footbridge (Bridge 59)
Lingard's footbridge (Bridge 59)
 Motor cross track next to the canal
Motor cross track next to the canal
 Looking towards Astley Green
Looking towards Astley Green
 Pipe bridge
Pipe bridge
Pithead gear at Astley Green colliery
Pithead gear at Astley Green colliery
 Pithead gear at Astley Green colliery
Pithead gear at Astley Green colliery
 Pithead gear at Astley Green colliery
Pithead gear at Astley Green colliery
 Astley bridge (Bridge 58)
Astley bridge (Bridge 58)
 Old Boat House pub at Astley Green
Old Boat House pub at Astley Green
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Looking back at the pithead
Looking back at the pithead
 Whitehead Hall bridge (Bridge 57)
Whitehead Hall bridge (Bridge 57)
 Whitehead Hall bridge (Bridge 57)
Whitehead Hall bridge (Bridge 57)
 Pithead gear and winding house
Pithead gear and winding house
 A dead fox
A dead fox
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Vicars Hall bridge (Bridge 56)
Vicars Hall bridge (Bridge 56)
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 Out in the open again
Out in the open again
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 Lakeside Lady
Lakeside Lady
 Boothstown bridge (Bridge 55)
Boothstown bridge (Bridge 55)
 Former mining area being reclaimed
Former mining area being reclaimed
Boothshall bridge (Bridge 54)
Boothshall bridge (Bridge 54)
 The Moorings pub, boarded up
The Moorings pub, boarded up
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 Lots of boats moored by the Moorings pub
Lots of boats moored by the Moorings pub
 Lots of boats moored by the Moorings pub
Lots of boats moored by the Moorings pub
 Not far from Worsley, water colour still normal
Not far from Worsley, water colour still normal
Around this corner the canal changes colour
Around this corner the canal changes colour
 Rusty orange coloured canal
Rusty orange coloured canal
 Pedestrians, someone had a sense of humour!
Pedestrians, someone had a sense of humour!
 Approaching the M60 motorway
Approaching the M60 motorway
 Slip road from the M60
Slip road from the M60
M60 motorway bridge (Bridge 53)
M60 motorway bridge (Bridge 53)
 Old crane and Worsley bridge (Bridge 52)
Old crane and Worsley bridge (Bridge 52)
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 Worsley bridge (Bridge 52)
Worsley bridge (Bridge 52)
 Worsley bridge (Bridge 52)
Worsley bridge (Bridge 52)
 Packet House, Worsley
Packet House, Worsley
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Packet House, Worsley
Packet House, Worsley
 Junction leading from the Bridgewater Canal to the mines entrance in Worsley Delph.
Junction leading from the Bridgewater Canal to the mines entrance in Worsley Delph.
 The canal at Worsley
The canal at Worsley
 Boats moored at Worsley
Boats moored at Worsley
 The Boathouse, now a private residence
The Boathouse, now a private residence
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House by the canal at Worsley
House by the canal at Worsley
 The Bridgewater Hall
The Bridgewater Hall
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 Looking back towards the Packet House
Looking back towards the Packet House
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 Iron footbridge
Iron footbridge
 View from the footbridge
View from the footbridge
My lad at the Ice Cream van
My lad at the Ice Cream van
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 Fountain at Worsley
Fountain at Worsley
 Nice houses overlooking the village green
Nice houses overlooking the village green
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 Nice houses overlooking the village green
Nice houses overlooking the village green
 Old stone houses
Old stone houses
Old Post Office?
Old Post Office?
 Photo taken from the bus stop, old cottages
Photo taken from the bus stop, old cottages
 
 

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