Northwich to Moore

Northwich to Moore, Bridgewater Canal 12 miles, 1 lock, 3 tunnels

Thankfully the wind died down last night and we woke to a glorious warm sunny day.

With a couple of service stops at Anderton, for water and diesel respectively, the journey was very pleasant, though chilly when the sun went in and absolutely freezing for a while during a rather unexpected snowstorm.  It didn’t lie here, although it seems it did in Wigan, not too far away.

The main excitement of the day was passing through the three tunnels at Barnton, Saltersford and Preston Brook, and the one inch stop lock at Dutton which is distinctive due to being a standard single narrow lock gate at the top and a much wider but not double width pair of gates at the bottom.

And so after another quick shopping trip at Midland Chandlers we carried on through Preston Brook to a very pleasant mooring just outside Moore.  How appropriate.

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