Review of March Walks

Well that was a first! We have never had to cancel a Tuesday morning Adventure walk in the 6 ½ years that we have been Nordic walking, until the March High Legh walk.

It was a very wet and windy morning and would really not have been very enjoyable.

Other than that the walks have been great: A lovely stomp down the old A556, a non-mud route around Knutsford and Mobberley, and a fab morning on the Bridgewater Canal, the Trans Pennine Trail and Dunham Massey. Incidentally after much speculation as to which canal we were actually walking along and where it potentially started and ended here are the facts. The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh. It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester. Opened on 17th July 1761, the Bridgewater Canal has a special place in history as the first canal in Britain to be built without following an existing watercourse, and so became a model for those that followed it. It is 65.98 km and has 10 locks at Runcorn. See –  Nordic walking is good for our education too!