Bosley Locks

Yesterday we spent our final day at Lyme Green, walking back to Sutton Hall at Gurnett, for a Sunday roast. Today, having decided on an early start we were underway by 8 am. We needed water, and the next water point was located at the top of the Bosley Lock flight. Our tank was near empty, which could mean, depending on the speed of the tap, up to an hour to fill. We negotiated the ridiculously stiff swing bridge at Broadhurst, and then settled into a blustery three mile cruise. We passed the base of the Four Counties fuel boats, as coal boat Halsal was being loaded for its next trip. On arrival at the locks, the water point was empty so we commenced filling the tank. The volunteer lock keepers made an appearance asking if we needed help down the flight. Just as we were finishing two boats arrived and joined the queue behind us, as another boat ascended through the top lock. Perfect timing for us. We worked our way down the flight meeting several boats on the way up, and arrived at our intended mooring spot on the visitor mooring just prior to the Dane Aquaduct. The mooring was empty but it would not stay that way for long, we do however have good views across the valley. We will stay here for a day and maybe explore a walk along the River Dane.

       

       

                                                  Mooring at the foot of Bosley Locks.

Totals 4 Miles 12 Locks
Running total 318 Miles 190 Locks 13 Tunnels

One thought on “Bosley Locks

  1. Unknown August 13, 2016 / 6:45 am

    We climbed The Cloud, there is a great view. Bosley locks are beautiful, We loved them. I have just seen in my diary though that the paddles seem to have a mind of their own, one soaking me with a jet of water and one blowing my skirt up! So watch out. We went to Sutton Hall whilst mooring at Gurnett which is quite a posh place across the canal at Sutton End, So posh, I wore a frock for the only time that year.

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