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The Grantham Canal Walk (6): Woolsthorpe to Grantham

So here we are bar the shouting. The sixth and final stage of the Grantham Canal Walk. The day’s walking began late as we waited upon the passing of a hugely stormy sky and torrential rain. We finally alighted from the car at The Dirty Duck at Woolsthorpe and set on our way to the final destination of Grantham. All good things come to an end as they say but we look forward to walking the Grantham Canal again one day…

The final stage…

It was with a little sadness that we contemplated the final stage of our Grantham Canal walk before we set out today. The walk has been so enjoyable and interesting and perhaps there was a small feeling that we didn’t want it to end. The five previous walks seem to have flashed past and yet the first day we set foot on the canal from near Lady Bay Bridge in Nottingham in the sunshine seems some time ago now.

Three walkers were present today, Barbara, Mel and Stu. The plan was to meet later than the customary morning rendezvous, at 4pm at Grantham Train Station, deposit a car and drive back to The Dirty Duck by Woolsthorpe. Upon arriving in Grantham town centre we were greeted by an inky black sky complete with lightning and heavy rain threatening.

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March 13, 2008 Posted by | Grantham Canal Walk | , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Grantham Canal Walk (5): Redmile to Woolsthorpe

The walk resumes today from The Peacock pub at Redmile and on to sleepy Woolsthorpe in the shadow of Belvoir Castle. the canal reveals another interesting historical story today about a horse-drawn tramway and manifests the waterway’s industrial past in the ‘Woolsthorpe Flight…

The Fifth Dimension.

Once again we had a quartet of canal walkers padding the towpath today. Barbara, Mel, Stu and Gino Dog. To re-trace our steps we met by The Chequers Inn in the dreamy village of Woolsthorpe, dominated by the imposing presence of Belvoir Castle standing high on Blackberry Hill, residence of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.

Leaving a car we drove back to The Peacock at Redmile, starting our walk at 11.40am. Our penultimate section today would be of six miles duration, leaving a similar distance for the finale into Grantham next week.

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March 12, 2008 Posted by | Grantham Canal Walk | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

   

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