Daily Archive: August 27, 2012



(Regular readers – Sunday’s blog, Frog march from Froghall is available below this one) Monday 27th August: Cheddleton (Railway Station) to Milton: 6.5 miles, 11 locks Water: not enough of it three minutes into this morning’s cruise. Two hefty underwater obstructions brought Cleddau to an ignominious and unscheduled halt… Water: very slow to fill up the Cheddleton upper lock – the paddle culvert has a partial blockage, but the boater walking his dog nearby was a likeable chap, a one-time...


Frog march from Froghall

(Dispatched Monday, from Endon, once back in signal range) Sunday: Cheddleton to Cheddleton: 3.6 miles, 4 locks; Cheddleton to Froghall by train: 5 miles; Froghall to Cheddleton by tow path walk: 5 miles Confused by the above…? It was down three locks this morning, to discover at the fourth that “the river is in the red”…  From Cheddleton the canal drops two locks, then weaves towards a third about half a mile further on. After an unpicturesque section where an...