Daily Archive: August 24, 2012


Dots before the eyes

Westport Lake to Norton Green, Caldon Canal: 8.6 miles, 4 locks             Where is Cleddau? And where is the Caldon Canal? The Caldon is 17.5 miles long and heads east and then south east from Etruria in Stoke-on-Trent to Froghall in rural Staffordshire. As Cleddau approached Milton (the last Stoke suburb) this afternoon a sizeable angler perched on a small canvas stool laconically lifted an eyebrow. “Yer know it’s a dead end, don’t yer?”  (Yes – it’s an out and...