Some photographs …

… taken yesterday while walking along the towpath of the local canal. I should say the towpath beside the remains of the local canal as it was formally abandoned in 1954 (although the last toll had been paid thirteen years previously) and has silted up such that  long stretches look as though they hold no water at all, only huge beds of bright green rushes and sticky black mud. However, the bridges are still there, and the locks and the mills that once flourished, and there are oaks and horse chestnuts growing beside the towpath and in places water even flows. All in all, a good place to walk as summer begins to change into autumn again.

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