GUC : Long Itchington to Warwick

Back to the Grand Union canal and another push towards Birmingham. The start of this walk marks the end of the need to uses buses – the end of this walk and all future walks start and end at train stations.

 

Start of the walk is back at The Two Boats pub, Long Itchington

 

And the first bridge is again, bridge 25 – Cuttle bridge

 

Bridge 26 – Bickley’s bridge

 

Railway bridge 26A – disused railway

 

Bridge 27 – Bascote bridge

 

Bridge 28 – Toll House bridge

 

Staircase lock at Bascote Locks – three sets of gates and two locks co-joined

 

Next lock down the Bascote Locks

 

Bridge 29 – Splash bridge – time to get a mooove on 🙂

 

Welsh Road lock

 

Bridge 31 – Longhole bridge

 

Lock 20, approaching Fosse Road bridge

 

Bridge 32 – Fosse Road bridge

 

Lock number 22, part of Fosse Locks

 

Bridge 33 – unnamed

 

Bridge 33A Railway bridge – disused railway

 

Bridge 34 – Bull bridge

 

Bridge 35 – Radford Road bridge

 

Bridge 36 – Gulliman’s bridge

 

Bridge 37 – unnamed

 

Bridge 37A – unnamed

 

Bridge 38 – unnamed

 

Bridge 38A – railway bridge

 

Bridge 39 – footbridge

 

Bridge 40 – unnamed

 

Canal scene in the middle of Leamington

 

Bridge 41 – unnamed -carries the B4087

 

Bridge 42 – footbridge

 

Bridge 43 – unnamed – carries the A452

 

Canalside in western Leamington

 

Bridge 44 – Leam bridge

 

Aqueduct over the Warwick railway line

 

Looking west over the railway aqueduct

 

Bridge 45 – footbridge

 

Aqueduct over the river Avon

 

Bridge 46 – Emscote Road bridge

 

Bridge 47 – unnamed bridge

 

Bridge 48 – unnamed

 

Bridge 49 – unnamed – carries A429

 

Nice terracing and canalside decking

 

Bridge 49A – footbridge

 

Bridge 49B – footbridge and the first ascending lock – bottom lock of Cape Locks

 

Bridge 50 – Wedgenock Park bridge

 

Bridge 50A

 

Bridge 51 at Budbrooke Junction

 

Entrance to Saltisford Arm

 

Bridge 51B – view to Hatton Bottom lock

 

Anticipating the start of the next walk – the next lock in the Hatton flight

 

Looking back at the end of the walk, atop Hatton Bottom Lock

 

Progress – 114 miles from London completed, 22 1/4 to Typhoon Basin, Birmingham

 

Overall walk was about 10 miles.

 

 

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