|On arrival at Blackburn Station|
|Blackburn town centre|
|Starting our walk at Eanam Wharf, Blackburn|
After the Blackburn suburbs we were surrounded by pleasant countryside. It was a pity the weather caved in with the rain and the wind! Luckily we came prepared with wet weather gear and a change of clothing. It was as well as I slipped on the muddy tow path when I was taking photos of the boundary marker of Blackburn and Darwen and Chorley. Shaken not stirred we continued to Riley Green where we had a coffee break at the Grill and Grain at the Boatyard. A lovely pub/restaurant and handy for a comfort break.
|Blackburn flight of locks|
|A welcome coffee stop at the Grill & Grain, Riley Green|
|Top lock, Johnsons Hillock flight of locks|
|Comfort stop including a wee dram at Top Lock Pub, Wheelton|
|Walton Summit branch at the bottom lock|
|Approaching Chorley as the weather caves in!|
We waited a fair bit in Chorley and Blackburn for our Blackburn bound bus and Leeds bound train respectively. This meant a later than anticipated arrival in Leeds. Because of this we re-reviewed our travel arrangements for our next canal walk.