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                                                     David - NB Willoughby Photo Gallery 3 - 2008 to 2010
Here on in this page are photos taken from our cruises during 2008 to 2010 on Narrowboat Willoughby. Click on the pictures for a larger image. The table after the photo galleries shows the canals we cruised, some of the places we visited and the cruise statistics.
Date Canals Including Places Miles Locks Hours
Mar 2008 Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey Buglawton, Congleton, Kidsgrove, Wheelock, Middlewich 47 72 28
Apr 2008 Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey, Wardle Canal, Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Middlewich, Wardle Lock, Barbridge Junction, Bunbury Staircase, Chester 78 84 42
May 2008 Macclesfield, Peak Forest Congleton, Marple, Buxworth Basin 82 58 42
Aug 2008 Macclesfield Congleton, Marple 47 24 21
Oct 2008 Macclesfield Congleton, Whitley Green 34 24 20
Oct 2008 Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey, Wardle Canal, Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Middlewich, Wardle Lock, Barbridge Junction, Bunbury Staircase, Chester 78 84 41
Feb 2009 Macclesfield Congleton, Buglawton, Bosley Locks, walk to 'The Cloud", walk to Mow Cop 214 24 12
May/Jun 2010 Shropshire Union

Photos are Josie Tappin
Norbury Junction, Grub Street Cutting, Woodseaves Cutting, Market Drayton, Gnosall, Cowley Tunnel, Wheaton Aston, Brewood, Autherley Junction. 45 144 25
Jul 2010 Shropshire Union
Staffs and Worcestershire
Norbury Junction, Gailey Wharf, Tixall Wide, Great Haywood 73 28 29
Aug 2010 Shropshire Union
Staffs and Worcestershire
Norbury Junction,  Weaton Aston, Autherley Junction, Gailey, Acton, Great Haywood, Penkridge, Brewood. 73 28 30
Oct 2010 Shropshire Union

Photos are Josie Tappin
Norbury Junction, Gnosall, Weaton Aston, Market Drayton, Goldstone Wharf, Audlem Flight. 58 52 30
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Move of base to Heritage Narrowboats, Scholar Green on the Macclesfield Canal.

In Feb 2008 Willoughby was moved from it's previous base at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, pictured below are two photos of the entrance to Heritage Marina.
Approaching from the South

Approaching from the South

Marina entrance from the South

Marina entrance from the South

Mar 2008 - Macclesfield and Trent and Mersey Canals

A short cruise after the winter maintenence and internal makeover.
Looking good after the winter

Looking good after the winter

T&M Lock 43 Red Bull

T&M Lock 43 Red Bull

De-watered pound between Locks 53/54

De-watered pound between Locks 53/54

High and nearly dry in the Pound

High and nearly dry in the Pound

Middlewich Big Lock and Pub

Middlewich Big Lock and Pub

Morning mist and frost

Morning mist and frost

May 2008 cruising around the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals

Wonderful scenery around these canals including the magnificent Hope Valley Railway line viaduct.
Rose Hill 'Tunnel' Peak Forest Canal

Rose Hill 'Tunnel' Peak Forest Canal

Vic on Marple Aqueduct

Vic on Marple Aqueduct

Taking it easy at Marple Junction

Taking it easy at Marple Junction

Collapsed wall at bridge 41 near Congleton

Collapsed wall at bridge 41 near Congleton

Foden Bridge

Foden Bridge

Little Morton Hall

Little Morton Hall

Oct 2008 Scholar Green to Chester and return
Cholmondeston Lock Shropshire Union

Cholmondeston Lock Shropshire Union

Lock Working

Lock Working

One out, one in

One out, one in

Feb 2009 a short crusing week on the Macclesfield Canal with BW stoppages in all directions.
View from the 'Cloud'

View from the 'Cloud'

Misty Morn

Misty Morn

On Macclesfield Canal

On Macclesfield Canal

'Old Man o' Mow'

'Old Man o' Mow'

Mow Cop 'Castle'

Mow Cop 'Castle'

Mow Cop 'Castle'

Mow Cop 'Castle'

Commemorative Stone

Commemorative Stone

View from Mow Cop

View from Mow Cop

May/June 2010 Shropshire Union Canal.
Willoughby in the rain

Willoughby in the rain

Bridge 62 Market Drayton

Bridge 62 Market Drayton

Woodseaves Cutting

Woodseaves Cutting

High Bridge 39 with telegraph pole

High Bridge 39 with telegraph pole

Heron  - frequent visitors

Heron - frequent visitors

Black Country Museum

Black Country Museum

Black Country Museum

Black Country Museum

Autherley Junction Bridge 1

Autherley Junction Bridge 1

Autherley Junction Stop Lock

Autherley Junction Stop Lock

Aquaduct

Aquaduct

Cowley Tunnel

Cowley Tunnel

Back at Norbury Junction

Back at Norbury Junction

Jul 2010 Shropshire Union Canal and Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
Rye Hill Bridge Shropshire Union

Rye Hill Bridge Shropshire Union

Footbridge Wolverhampton Boat Club

Footbridge Wolverhampton Boat Club

A bit of a narrow cutting!

A bit of a narrow cutting!

Penkridge Lock 38

Penkridge Lock 38

A frequent visitor

A frequent visitor

Tixall Lock 43 & Bridge 107

Tixall Lock 43 & Bridge 107

Great Haywood Junction

Great Haywood Junction

Back at Norbury Junction

Back at Norbury Junction

Aug 2010 Shropshire Union Canal and Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
The Crew

The Crew

Great Haywood Junction

Great Haywood Junction

At Great Haywood

At Great Haywood

Nice Turn!

Nice Turn!

Penkridge Lock

Penkridge Lock

Autherley Stop Lock

Autherley Stop Lock

Oct 2010 Shropshire Union Canal.
Giffards Cross Bridge 11

Giffards Cross Bridge 11

Boat Inn Bridge 34

Boat Inn Bridge 34

Gnosall Bridge 35

Gnosall Bridge 35

Josie in charge

Josie in charge

Vic at the helm

Vic at the helm

St James Audlem

St James Audlem

Shroppie Fly at Audlem

Shroppie Fly at Audlem

Breakfast

Breakfast

In the pink

In the pink

Norbury Junction Arm

Norbury Junction Arm

Topping up the water

Topping up the water

Expert? reversing

Expert? reversing