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32 - Consall Forge to Stone, Caldon Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal.

Monday 29th July 2002.

Another nice day, so an early start at 07:25. Pretty uneventful trip up the Caldon. We did not venture up to Leek as the Caldon will have to be done again soon, when the section below Flint Mill Lock is open. Some tidying up of the levelled pottery site. Al-Sheikh's Indian Restaurant, by Planet Lock, looked like it had finally closed.
Out onto Trent and Mersey main line at 14:10, in the southern direction towards Stone. Meaford Flight fairly busy. The trees above were terribly overhanging, we warned a "flower pot" boat, but they did not listen. I think they managed to rescue most of their blooms!
We eventually fizzled out for the day (18:50), just above Stone, at the beginning of the rather over populated visitor moorings above Lime Kiln Lock No 30. That night we went for a rather good Indian in Stone.


Coming back on the River Churnet section. Caldon Canal.


Coming back on the River Churnet section. Caldon Canal.


Basford Bridge No 44. The rather poor moorings for The Boat pub are beyond the bridge. Caldon Canal.


The Hollybush pub at Denford. Caldon Canal.


Starting back up the Hazelhurst Flight. Caldon Canal.


Coming out of Hazelhurst Bottom Lock No 12, 11 beyond. Caldon Canal.


Coming out of Hazelhurst Middle Lock No 11, 10 beyond. The Leek Branch can be seen to the left. Caldon Canal.


Coming out of Hazelhurst Top Lock No 10. The Leek Branch turns off to the left, beyond the bridge. Caldon Canal.


Stockton Brook Top Lock No 9. The old stables have been turned into a house, with rather unsightly conservatories. Caldon Canal.


Stockton Brook Lock No 8. Caldon Canal.


Stockton Book Lock No 7 and the new Bridge No 25. Caldon Canal.


Looking back at Stockton Brook Lock No 8. Caldon Canal.


Stockton Brook Lock No 7. Railway Bridge, then pipe bridge beyond. Caldon Canal.


Looking back at Stockton Brook Lock No 7. Caldon Canal.


Stockton Brook Lock No 6. Caldon Canal.


Looking back at Stockton Brook Lock No 6. Caldon Canal.


Stockton Brook Lock No 5. Caldon Canal.


Leaving Stockton Brook Bottom Lock No 5. Caldon Canal.


The new Downfield Bridge No 19 at Milton. Caldon Canal.


The railway bridge below Milton. Caldon Canal.


Bridge 14 is badly positioned on a sharp corner. Caldon Canal.


Johnson Bros Pottery in Hanley..........how long will this remain? Caldon Canal.


Planet Lock No 3. Caldon Canal.


Al-Sheikh's Indian, by Planet Lock, has finally closed! Caldon Canal.


The top of the Eturia Staircase. Caldon Canal.


Looking down from the Eturia Staircase Locks. Caldon Canal.


Just round the sharp junction we re-join the Trent and Mersey Canal and straight in Summit Lock No 40.


Summit Lock No 40. Stoke-On-Trent. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Summit Lock No 40. Stoke-On-Trent. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Looking up at Summit Lock No 40 from Lock No 39. Stoke Flight. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Lock No 38, Stoke Flight. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Bottle Kilns and pottery in the process of being demolished below Lock No 38. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Lock No 37, by Cockshute Sidings, Stoke Flight. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Looking up at Lock No 37 and West Coast Main Line Railway Bridge. Stoke Flight. Trent and Mersey Canal.


The "new" concrete Lock No 36, moved in a 1960's road improvement scheme. Stoke Flight. Trent and Mersey Canal.


The "new" concrete Lock No 36, moved in a 1960's road improvement scheme. Stoke Flight. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Looking back at  Lock No 36. Stoke Flight. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Stoke. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Stoke. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Bridge No 109 and rubbish incinerator. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Trentham Lock No 35. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Meaford Flight. Looking up from Meaford House Lock No 32. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Lime Kiln Lock No 30, Stone Flight. Trent and Mersey Canal.

The Tour Continues...


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