Daily Archive: June 28, 2012

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Downhill to busier places

Diggle to Uppermill:  2.73 miles, 11 locks             Cleddau has cruised nowhere else quite like the Upper Tame Valley:  the land folds around in a great bowl shape so the eye can feast on a  panorama, taking in slopes and hamlets, ridges and  railway line, meadows and marshes, mills and the white flashes of lock gates, paddle gear and lock bridges descending the valley.  For the first mile or so the wide view allows you to see the occasional distant...