Day 20 – Still on the Shroppie

Woodseaves Bridge on the Shropshire Union

Slept late (07.10) after last night’s pie and pint so left Goldstone about 08.40. Most of the run up to Tyrley locks is in the Cheswardine cutting, another ‘Tree Tunnel’ There are several bridges but Woodseaves is particularly impressive. If you can see it for foliage.

Tyrely Top Lock

There are five Tyrely locks so after all my previous experience they passed off quickly, then onto Adderley where there are another five. So far so good, but the next flight, Audlem has 15 and there isn’t much breathing space after Adderley. So I stopped for lunch.

Unusually for a lock flight Audlem has two longish pound between locks 11-12 and 12-13 with CRT moorings handy for the village. I’d decided to stop after 11 but a woman coming up on a narrowboat had left 12 open for me, so I did that then stopped. Just in time, the rain that had been threatening for an hour arrived.

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