Skipton in North Yorkshire is named the best place to live in Britain
A compilation identifies Skipton as the ultimate location, ahead of Newnham in Cambridge, Monmouth in Wales and Falmouth in Cornwall.
Guillotine Stop Lock, King's Norton Canal
I haven’t been down the canals in quite a while. The other day, I walked home from work (Stirchley), along the river and eventually the canal. At the Kings Norton Junction, I stood on a bridge and watched some narrowboats doing bazillion-point-turns to get around the corner, and then I eyeballed the guillotine lock. I must’ve known about it, but had probably filed it in some dark recess of my mind. I had a stroll down the tow path to take some photos of it. I also had company in the form of…
'Snow on the Basingstoke Canal, Stacey's Bridge and Towpath, Winchfield, Hampshire, England, UK' Photographic Print - Pearl Bucknall | Art.com
Snow on the Basingstoke Canal, Stacey's Bridge and Towpath, Winchfield, Hampshire, England, UK Photographic Print by Pearl Bucknall. Find art you love and shop high-quality art prints, photographs, framed artworks and posters at Art.com. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
The Sapperton Canal Tunnel is a tunnel on the Thames and Severn Canal near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, England. With a length of 3,817 yards it was the longest canal tunnel, and the longest tunnel of any kind, in England from 1789 to 1811.
Working narrowboat near Barlaston,... © Roger Kidd cc-by-sa/2.0
On the Trent and Mersey Canal, this seventy foot long boat offers coal to boaters and remote canalside properties. Most locks on the system were built 72 feet long, so this is the maximum length of narrowboat built for the canals.... more
Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal 200th Anniversary
Here’s another ace reason to visit the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s a great year for celebrations, along with the Jubilee and Olympics taking place this summer, we’ve also g…
Find your district council | Leicestershire County Council
For information or advice on housing, council tax, bin collections, flooding or planning applications you will need to contact your district council.If you live in the City of Leicester, then your local council will be Leicester City CouncilList of district councilsIf you live in Leicestershire but outside of the city, then your local council will be one of the following:Blaby
Opened in 1843 the Bentley Canal ran down a flight of 10 locks from the junction with the Wyrley & Essington Canal at Wednesfield for a distance of nearly three and a half miles to its junction with the Anson Branch. The section from the bottom of the six Willenhall Locks to the Anson Branch was closed in the 1960's. This view from April 1984 shows the empty channel looking back towards the junction at Wednesfield.
Hebden Bridge Walkers Action - gentle walking
Hebden Bridge Walkers Action is a new community organisation, which is being set up by a group of Hebden Bridge people who enjoy walking in our beautiful countryside and want to encourage others to share our enjoyment. We're a campaigning group. We'll be pressing for our footpaths and bridleways network to be maintained to the highest possible standards. We'll be pushing for more information about short walks to be displayed in the town for visitors, especially adequate signposted…