SJ6931 : Shropshire Union Canal at Woodseaves Cutting

taken 8 years ago, near to Woodseaves, Shropshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal at Woodseaves Cutting
Shropshire Union Canal at Woodseaves Cutting
This stretch of canal is enshrouded in tall trees and vegetation covered sides. From late spring to early autumn, shade, dampness and leafy greens dominate. Many parts rarely, or never see the sun. Cameras seem to over-compensate for the dull lighting, and boost the colour saturation. I have already reduced the green-ness in this one because it was so exaggerated!
Woodseaves Cutting (which has its resident ghost!) is the longest cutting on any canal in Britain. Some parts are too narrow for boats to pass each other without extreme care and occasional waiting in passing places. The sides are steep and there have been many slips, blocking the canal. Boat speeds are limited to around two miles per hour; sometimes less.

Early canals tended to keep earthworks to a minimum by winding round hills, whereas later canals such as this one tended to have more direct routes, with deeper cuttings and higher embankments.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 November, 2009
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 693 314 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.7619N 2:27.4035W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 693 313
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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