Tuesday 28th March

Train arrives at Wigan North Western to take us to Preston

Inside the impressive Virgin train

All change at Preston

Second train drops us off at Adlington

Approaching White Bear Marina

White Bear Marina

The Bridge pub at White Bear Bridge (Bridge 69)

White Bear Bridge (Bridge 69)

42 miles to Liverpool, 85¼ miles to Leeds

Leaving Adlington, some welcome shade

Approaching Red House Bridge

Red House Bridge (Bridge 68)

House and barge

Aquaduct over river

Rope marks on the aquaduct

River/stream from aquaduct

Waterhouse Bridge (Bridge 67)

Waterhouse Bridge (Bridge 67)

Looks like a river, not a canal

Aberdeen Bridge (Bridge 66)

Swans and their young

Weavers Bridge (Bridge 65)

Weavers Bridge (Bridge 65)

Surrounded by trees and fields

Trees and a tiny spire in the background

The canal at Arley Wood

Old gateposts at Arley Wood

British Waterways maintenance boat at Arley

British Waterways maintenance boat at Arley

Arley Bridge (Bridge 64)

The canal close to Arley Hall

Approaching bridge over old railway line

Bridge over old Standish railway line

Canal Row cottages at Red Rock

Red Rock Bridge (Bridge 63)

The Crawford Arms pub at Red Rock

Barges moored at Red Rock

Superb views towards Wigan

Superb views towards Wigan

Barge painted with cartoon characters

Looking across the canal at Red Rock

Walking on coal

Pendlebury Bridge (Bridge 62)

Pendlebury Bridge (Bridge 62)

Approaching Sennicar Bridge (Bridge 61)

View towards Wigan from Sennicar Lane

Sennicar Bridge (Bridge 61)

We left the canal for a drink

Refreshments at my mates house

Hens in the garden

Haigh Hall golf course

Haigh Hall golf course

The canal close to Haigh Hall

Haigh Hall in the distance

The canal close to Haigh Hall

Arched towpath bridge at Haigh

Looking back at Haigh Hall

Haigh Park Bridge (Bridge 60)

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Company stone

Haigh Park Bridge (Bridge 60)

38 miles to Liverpool, 89¼ miles to Leeds

Shedfield Bridge (Bridge 59B)

Shedfield Bridge (Bridge 59B)

Wait for me!

Old stone construction

Wigan Road, New Springs

Withington Lane Bridge (Bridge 58)

The Packet House at New Springs

Housing on Withington Lane, New Springs

View of hill 'Wutchy' in Aspull

View towards Aspull

Looking down on Withington Lane

Almost there, boats moored at Top Lock

At Top Lock, the canal turns right here

Monk Hall Bridge (Bridge 59)

Top Lock, end of our walk