464 Barbridge

Angling is normally a peaceful occupation with not much happening hour after tranquil hour, but on the Shropshire Union Canal at Barbridge the morning's fishing competition was a buzz of activity. Not that we saw anyone actually catch anything, for every few minutes a holiday narrowboat chugged into view. One by one the rods were lifted from the water then, no sooner had fishing resumed, a walker appeared on the towpath. But everyone was very good natured and, no doubt, in the watery depths fish were rubbing their fins in glee.

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LOCATION: 4 miles north west of Nantwich
START: Barbridge signed from A51. Park on Old Chester Road
Grid ref: SJ616566 Postcode: CW5 6AU
DISTANCE: 8 miles
GRADE: Easy, but rough underfoot in fields
TIME: 4.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Crewe & Nantwich Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Venetian Marina & Olde Barbridge Inn
EN ROUTE: Worleston, Aston juxta Modrum

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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