Saturday, 22 January 2011

A frosty walk along the Canal.

I’ve been on a walk this morning with Heartbeat along the canal towards Halifax. Beginning at the The Colliers Arms on Elland Road, we made our way to the canal towpath where we enjoyed a fairly long walk past the Watermill Inn at the bottom of Salterhebble Hill. After journeying under the road we then turned around and retraced our footsteps back to the Colliers Arms where we had a very enjoyable lunch before all returning home.  I didn’t take many photos, it was quite nippy so I wanted to keep my gloves on, and in addition we were walking at rather a brisk pace to keep warm.  Enjoy the photos of our walk.

Setting off

In this shot we are just setting off on our walk along the canal towpath. It’s used not only by walkers but also cyclists and owners walking their dogs. (watch your step!)

A ruined flour mill

Apparently this used to be a Flour Mill when the canal was the main method of distributing goods everywhere in the United Kingdom. I loved the two arches.

Under the Bridge

Here we are just going under one of the bridges along the way and you can see another lock in the distance. Everyone was setting a cracking pace today, probably to keep warm!

A Lonely Duck

This duck looked so forlorn resting there by itself!

Through the tunnel

At one point you have to go through a ‘tunnel’ which runs under the road. It doesn’t look it here, but it was quite dark and spooky!

Time to turn back

This was the turning around point. I would have loved to have carried on further but we had to return.

I Love Laughter

Loved the name of this narrowboat!



  1. What wonderful photos you took! That was very enjoyable walk though I was only a tag along via your pictures!

  2. TG, I just can't get over the beautiful walking paths you have there. Every one of them is soooo lovely and I sit and stare at them wishing I was there. Really wonderful.

  3. Beautiful photos, T.G. What a lovely way to spend the day.

  4. Lovely photos - I really enjoyed my virtual walk shame it doesn't burn any calories!!!!

  5. Joe. I would have taken more along the way if we hadn't been walking along at such a cracking pace.
    Jenny, we are very fortunate that our small town has both a canal and also the river Calder running straight through it. We have some lovely walks as well.
    Penny, yes a very agreeable walk I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Diane, you can accompany us again on any future walks! Ours burn calories but then we all tend to put them straight back on again when we have our lunch!

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  7. Great pictures! Where is the snow? And the water is NOT frozen? Do you know what time of year it is? Ha ha Thanks for taking me along! What a great way to warm up!

  8. What a beautiful spot. Is that ivy growing on the trees behind the mill ruins?

  9. Yes Dave, it tends to grow up and around the tree trunks, sometimes covering them almost completely. Next time we are on one of our walks, I'll take a pic of an ivy covered tree.

  10. Great going on this walk, Technogran, the old flour mill looks like a photographer's delight too.

  11. Yes Beatrice it was crying out to be photographed. It was those gorgeous arches that caught my eye. Just a pity it was over on the other banking.


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