Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Hatton locks

From Lowsonford, we followed the road to Lapworth, where we crossed both the Stratford and Grand Union canals. We could also see the canal at the top of an embankment near Rowington. Then we called in at the Hatton Locks visitor car park.

It was beginning to get dark by this time, but there were still a few people walking up and down the towpath, and there were two boats a couple of locks from the top. They said it had just them just under three hours to do the 21 locks in the flight, which was pretty good going. At the top lock, we suggested the crews got on board, and we closed the gates behind them.

We've done the Hatton flight in both directions in the past (in rain on the way up in 2005, and in sweltering sunshine on the way down in 2006). On our trip later this month, we plan to do the flight in both directions.

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