Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Monday, 7 June 2010

Monday 7 June 2010 - Back at Home

It’s not so bad though. The proud swans of Lymm have been busy in our absence, and the swifts arrived much earlier than they did last year – they’ve been living under the eaves of our house since mid May. This morning a large family of newly fledged great tits enjoyed a spell in the garden, where the flowers are blooming nicely.


Trekking Britain said...

There are some cute baby Canada Geese down the canal too at the moment in places.

I noticed a few signs on the A56 pointing towards the canal naming a new way called the Bridgewater Way? Not heard of it before, seemed to have a cycle on it too.

I've always said they should use the unused side canal towpaths to get a decent cycle route into Manchester to avoid the A56. Really want to cycle to work but the idea of cycling up the A56 scares me senseless these days!

Was picking wild garlic down by the Bollin a fortnight ago. Lovely down there when you go off path by the old paths that follow the river itself.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Jamie
The Bridgewater Way appears to be a cyclist friendly route from Runcorn to Leigh, along the route of the Bridgewater Canal. 13 of its 39 miles appear to be open to cyclists at present. I haven't tried cycling into town recently, but that's probably possible, even now. Sale to Stretford is certainly part of the Sustrans project.
When I worked in town I, like you, always regretted not being able to use the towpath to cycle in. The A56 was (and is) far too scary for me. In those days there were anti-cycling by-laws that have now been changed, so it probably is possible to cycle in. I'll try it, and maybe do a separate entry re the Bridgewater Way. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.