This stretch of the canal is the highets point and from now on we will descending, which with these locks will be a little easier. They all have very awkward ground and gate paddles to fill them up but emptying is much more straightforward. First we have to go through the Fouldridge tunnel, of about 1600 yards and then there only two small flights of locks for miles until we get to Wigan when there is a flight of 21 which should be fun. Once we are there I should have a better idea of how long it will then take to get to Liverpool because we have to book in as numbers are limited.
|The entrance to the Foulridge tunnel, dark and gloomy but better than going over the top with all those Spam eating Vikings waiting to pounce.|