Wednesday 27 February 2013

Chesterfield Canal - Worksop Towpath

Chesterfield Canal Guide
Maps 8 and 7  Towpath Improvements in Worksop, between Sandy Lane Bridge (41a) and Bridge Street Bridge (42)
Contractors on behalf of CRT are removing the existing towpath surface and installing a full replacement.
The work has been delayed, twice, by snow but is now underway, with a work-camp by Stret Lock.  Towpath closures are in place.  This photograph was taken on 27 February 2013, of a workparty between the Lady Lee Arm and Morse Lock (49) Map 8.

Thursday 7 February 2013

Updates - February 2013

Lincolnshire Waterways
Page 12, text for Map 2. Walking and Cycling.  The towpath is now the Fossdyke Canal Trail, extended from Burton Waters to Saxilby in 2012.
Page 22, text for Map 7. The side-waters Timberland Delph and Billinghay Skirth have been added to the map. The Navigation Notes now contain information on pointing-doors, channel details, and turning points.

Approaching the "pointing doors" at the entrance to Timberland Delph.

Inside the entrance to Timberland Delph.  The locals rarely see boats on this waterway.

Richlow's Madeley Wood on the delph.

No wonder the locals were watching  -   Madeley Wood was not alone!

Madeley Wood exiting Timberland Delph, back onto the River Witham through the pointing doors.