Daily Archive: August 22, 2014


Hurrah for Staffordshire

Though Staffordshire doesn’t always get a good press its canals deserve a rousing cheer. It’s not been new territory, these past four days. The Cleddau route, Fradley Junction (nearest major town Lichfield) to Calf Heath (nearest major town Wolverhampton) has involved  28 miles and 18 locks on two different canals. Fradley is always busy with boats and walkers, holidaymakers and gongoozlers.      Conversation with other boaters at the Fradley locks is usually easy: which way are you going, further along the...