Monday 21st August

Finsley Gate, Burnley, close to the start of our walk

Finsley Gate bridge (Bridge 130E), start of our walk

Finsley Gate bridge (Bridge 130E), start of our walk

Old canalside buildings in Burnley

Unnamed bridge (Bridge 130D)

Large walkway connecting two old buildings

Old canalside buildings in Burnley

Unnamed foot bridge (another bridge 130D)

Unnamed bridge (Bridge 130C)

Old canalside buildings close to Manchester Road

Manchester Road bridge (Bridge 130B)

The Inn on the Wharf

The Inn on the Wharf

Stone-built canalside industrial buildings

Stone-built canalside industrial buildings

Walker Hey footbridge (Bridge 130A)

Old mill chimneys in Burnley

Sandygate bridge (Bridge 130)

Stone terraced property, soon to be restored

Stone terraced property, soon to be restored

Old stone warehouse on the canal

Old stone and brick built mill sadly in decay

Oak Mount Foundry has seen better days

More industrial decay in Burnley

Beyond repair and in need of demolition

Ugly concrete 'Mitre bridge' (Bridge 129B)

Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 129A)

Approaching the motorway viaduct

The M65 motorway viaduct

View east from the M65 motorway viaduct

View west from the M65 motorway viaduct

Whittlefield bridge (Bridge 129)

More industrial decay in Burnley

New stone-built canalside housing

A view of rooftops from the towpath at Whittlefield

Approaching Gannow Tunnel

Gannow Tunnel in Burnley, 559 yards long

Gannow Tunnel (Bridge 128)

The path that leads to the other side of Gannow Tunnel

Making our way to the other side of Gannow Tunnel

A boarded up pub on Padiham Road

Canal shaft and L.L.C. stones above the tunnel

Subways take us under the M65 motorway and slip roads

Re-joining the canal

Dan at the other side of Gannow Tunnel

Gannow Green South bridge (Bridge 127C)

Gannow Green South (Bridge 127C) and Gannow Green North (Bridge 127B) bridges

Gannow bridge (Bridge 127A)

Old and new industry at Rose Grove

Maden Fold bridge (Bridge 127)

Canalside industry at Rose Grove

Dugdale bridge (Bridge 126A)

Restored building in use by British Waterways

Gates to a demolished canalside mill or warehouse

Canal barge 'Kennet'

Liverpool Road bridge (Bridge 126)

Canalside warehouse building at Rose Grove

Doomed remote controlled speed boat

Old Rose Grove bridge (Bridge 125)

Halstead bridge (Bridge 124B)

Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 124C)

Looks peaceful, but canal is parallel to a busy main road

Unnamed railway bridge (Bridge 124AA)

Badly damaged mileage marker

Molly Wood bridge (Bridge 124A)

Under Molly Wood bridge, notice old railway line

Knott's bridge (Bridge 123)

Time for a pint

Lunch at Knott's bridge

Knott's bridge moorings, Hapton

Knott's bridge moorings, Hapton

Ken educates the kids on mobile phone technology

Caravans at Hapton

A narrow boat moored in Hapton

69 miles to Liverpool, 58¼ miles to Leeds

Hapton bridge (Bridge 121)

Pipe bridge at Hapton bridge (Bridge 121)

Nice rural views at Hapton

Boats and a crane at Hapton

Nice rural views at Hapton

Close to the M65 motorway again

Nice views to the right hand side

Higher Shuttleworth bridge (Bridge 120)

Shuttleworth bridge (Bridge 119A)

Shuttleworth bridge (Bridge 119A)

Shuttleworth Hall bridge (Bridge 119)

Parallel with the motorway

Narrow towpath

A turning point for narrow boats

Graffiti on a motorway bridge

A rural stretch of the walk at Altham

Altham bridge (Bridge 118)

Nosey cow!

In the country but the motorway traffic could be heard

In the country but the motorway traffic could be heard

Looking back towards Burnley

Lots of narrow boats

Clough Bank bridge (Bridge 117)

Scenic shot from the towpath

Smith's swing bridge (Bridge 116)

Old house by the canal close to Clayton-Le-Moors

Inside the old house

A pipe bridge (Bridge 115A)

Fosters swing bridge (Bridge 115)

Pilkington bridge (Bridge 114C) at Clayton-Le-Moors

New housing at at Clayton-Le-Moors

Houses at at Clayton-Le-Moors

Whalley Road bridge (Bridge 114B)

Dan and Thomas have a breather at Whalley Road bridge

Old boarded up house at Clayon-Le-Moors

Another old and damaged mile marker

The Accrington & District Sea Cadet Unit

Enfield Changeline bridge (Bridge 114A)

Old property at Enfield Changeline bridge

Enfield Green bridge (Bridge 114AA)

Rileys swing bridge (Bridge 114) and a pipe bridge

The canal at Hyndburn

Peel Bank bridge (Bridge 113A)

A bridge on the towpath

View from bridge on towpath

Approaching Church

Church swing bridge (Bridge 113)

Dismantled railway bridge at Church

Approaching Donkey Back Picnic Site, Church

Donkey Back Picnic Site and Kirk Church, Church

The halfway point of the canal

Thomas at the halfway point of the canal

A pipe in the towpath marks the halfway point

Church Kirk Changeline bridge (Bridge 112)

Old farmhouse at Church Changeline bridge

Modern industry at Church

A turning point for narrow boats

Approaching the end of our walk

The end, close to bridge 111D, the start of the next walk

Ha ha - Accrington Welcomes Careful Drivers