Daily Archive: October 2, 2011



Stone to Barlaston, 4 miles and 8 locks              It was a quiet climb out of Stone this morning, first through the lock by the Star pub, the bells from St Michael and St Wulfad’s Church drifting across the town from about 10 o’clock. The locks in Stone are fairly close together, the towpath well-used by cyclists, runners and dog-walkers.  In several places the view of a boat waiting below a lock is totally obscured by a bridge, in one...