Mum and Dad, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Wigan
My Dad and I returned to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal; this time walking on the Leigh Branch from Wigan to Leigh. I've walked the stretch before (see blog) but my Dad hasn't and my Mum joined us for the family outing.
My Dad and I are now finding travelling on public transport increasingly stressful and time consuming. Taking in account the never ending Saturday strikes with Northern my Dad chose to drive and it only took just an hour or so to reach Wigan from Leeds. It would take considerably a lot longer by train even if we can get direct ones!
Wigan Flashes, Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch)
It was around 10.00am that we parked by the Wigan Pier and began our walk. It was approximately 7 miles or so and we enjoyed the Wigan Flashes in glorious sunshine on this stretch. The lakes are so blue and with the canal's reflection and autumn colours it was a magical place.
|Pennington Flash, Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch)|