Daily Archive: May 8, 2021


The Great Descent

A summer cruise, where to – and how? Ever since news broke of the collapsed culvert and de-watered canal at Macclesfield there’s been pondering about alternative cruising plans. Delay all cruising until the canal is reopened? Head down the Lower Peak Forest Canal and turn right for lock-heavy Huddersfield? Or head down the Lower Peak Forest and turn left for Manchester and the Bridgewater Canal…? The third option won – so grit the teeth, grab the windlass and prepare for...

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