Daily Archive: October 8, 2011


Home moorings

Bollington to Victoria Pit Moorings, Higher Poynton, 4 miles, 0 locks             The final stretch of the Macclesfield Canal is now familiar. In good weather the hillsides of Lyme Park are green, tempting the walker to stride uphill and breathe the air in deeply. Today, however, it was as if the rise in land height was not there at all, instead it was deeply shrouded in drizzle and low cloud. Cleddau crew members were themselves shrouded in waterproofs and peaked...


The 518ft contour* (and a spot of fishing)

This dispatch refers to Friday 7th October Bosley to Bollington, 10 miles, 12 locks, 2 swing bridges Rain, hail, thunder and winds punctuated the tranquillity of last evening’s mooring.  A check this morning on the weather forecasts for Congleton and for Macclesfield revealed two quite different outcomes: sunny intervals for Macclesfield, heavy showers for Congleton. In the event it seemed at 7am that we were firmly in the heavy showers zone. When after nine the rain began to ease preparations...