SJ9949 : Narrowboats on the Caldon Canal/River Churnet

taken 1 year ago, near to Consall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Narrowboats on the Caldon Canal/River Churnet
Narrowboats on the Caldon Canal/River Churnet
Two Narrowboats moored at the side of the Caldon Canal near Consall. To the north of Consall, the canal follows the bed of the River Churnet for about a mile because the valley at this point is too narrow to accommodate both canal and river. This view is taken from the Churnet Valley Railway.
The Caldon Canal
The Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal was created, and opened in 1779, specifically as a transport facility for the limestone quarries at Cauldon, near Froghall. In 1797 a secondary branch was built from Hazlehurst Locks to Leek. By 1811 a further extension from Froghall led to Uttoxeter, a further 13 miles, but only lasted until 1845. By 1849 a railway had been built, some of the track using the former canal bed.

Due mainly to railways taking most of the trade, the canal became little used and almost unnavigable by the early 1960s.

The canal was reopened in 1974 following enormous amounts of work instigated by the Caldon Canal Society, its volunteers, and the British Waterways Board. The current seventeen miles from Etruria to Froghall are a particularly attractive canal for cruising, despite the seventeen locks ... well that isn't too many, is it? ;-)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Canal (from Tags)
Caldon Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 998 494 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.5176N 2:0.1944W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 999 493
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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