Saturday 14 March 2015

Farewell from Richlow (March 2015)

In 2005 Christine Richardson and John Lower set up Richlow to publish guide books of the canals and rivers adjacent to the tidal river Trent.  But the area widened, with the whole of the South Pennine Ring, and the North and South Yorkshire Waterways added.

Now, 10 years later, personal circumstances have changed and they are moving on to other projects.

This free updates service on Richlow Info will remain for a few months, but further updates will not be posted.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Richlow, and the kind and gratifying comments from customers.  All very much appreciated.

Please visit the waterways of the north-east, they are different from the rest of the network and well worth getting to know.  Christine’s will show you why.

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Updates - February 2015

South Pennine Ring - Part 2 of 2
Page 14.  Navigation Notes.  Lock 1W, Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
We've been made aware of the following  -  "Gone are the nightmare hydraulic gates and paddles.  Nice new easy-to-operate gates and paddles in place."
We haven't yet seen this change for ourselves, but the news was posted by reliable Martin Clark. 

Monday 5 January 2015

Updates - January 2015

South Yorkshire Waterways
Map 12  -  Towpath Closure  -  From 19 December 2014 until September 2015.  
The towpath will be closed between Jordan's Lock and Halfpenny Bridge (near the foot of the Tinsley lock flight).  A signed diversion will be in place.  The reason is improvements work being undertaken by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
The navigation will remain open.

Chesterfield Canal
 Map 6  -  Chequers pub
There is currently uncertainty about the future of the Chequers pub, canalside at Ranby.  If planning a visit please telephone them beforehand, as on page 40.