Hello Canal: Returning to the Leeds Liverpool

After a three year break, yesterday Sarah and I went back to say hello to the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Hello you In 2017 over twelve separate walks we got most of the way from Liverpool to Leeds before we decided to take the kind of break where you’re not sure you’ll be back. But now […]

Our day out in Rimrose Valley, Litherland

A post by Sarah about our day out in a much needed place.  These days, that is these last few weeks, Ronnie is only ‘back home’ at weekends as he’s mostly in Port Sunlight writing his University Dissertation. So we’ve consciously had some days out together when he’s back here. This weekend Ronnie knew I […]

From Nelson to Barnoldswick: Walking to Leeds Section 11

After a few dog days, sorry about that, I’m glad to get back to canal walking, returning to our Barnoldswick base that we’re using to cover the highest sections of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, through East Lancashire into West Yorkshire. Over this weekend it’s our intention to cross over the top of the Pennines and […]

Through Burnley to Nelson: Walking to Leeds Section 10

The morning after our canal walk into Burnley we’re back here again, on the bus from our base in Barnoldswick. Then round the corner and across a few roads… The legendary Burnley player is 85 now, lives in Burnley and still goes the match. Then, going back onto the canal Sarah notices a clear notice. […]

The Blackburn Rovers: Walking to Leeds, Section 7

Only six days after our last canal walk we set off to walk from Top Lock to Blackburn, the Blackburn Rovers, as we’re calling ourselves for today. Let’s go. Where we will, eventually, end today’s walk. We get the bus back to where we finished last week. Beginning a walk that will stretch us both, […]

Up the Staircase from Wigan: Walking to Leeds, Section 5

Several weekends on from our last walk, here’s the next instalment of what we intend to be a complete walk of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Beginning where we intend today’s walking to finish. We’ve moved well beyond Liverpool’s local transport now, so we’ve driven to where we will finish and from now on will use […]