|Burnley Wharf & Leeds and Liverpool Canal|
|Burnley Town Centre|
This is the first stretch we walked on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal where we wouldn't encounter any locks at all. We were instead rewarded stunning views on the canal between Hapton and Clayton Le Moors. At Whittlefield, we had to take a diversion from the Gannow Tunnel and we eventually rejoined the canal at the tunnel's western portal.
|Crossing the Aqueduct over the M65, near Burnley|
|Autumn on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal|
We wanted to stop at pub in Hapton but none weren't opened yet so we continued walking until we popped in The Albion in Clayton Le Moor where we had a well deserved drink and comfort stop. It was only a short stretch to Peel Bank in Church. Soon after we reached the official halfway on the canal - after a photo we walked on a bit and we left the canal. We got lost with badly signed directions to the Church and Oswaldtwistle Railway Station and must have gone round the village in circles! We 'accidentally' found the station after seeking directions from a passer-by and we got our train home via Accrington!
|Stunning views on canal stretch between Hapton and Clayton Le Moor|
Another enjoyable walk of approximately 10 miles and it was nice to have some sunshine too!
|Well deserved pint at The Albion Pub, Clayton Le Moor|
|The official half way point on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal|