We passed several large redbrick reminders of Blackburn's industrial past, including one formerly used as Granada TV studios, as we left the city the following morning - and it was midday when we came upon the official halfway point on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
. The views now opened up as the canal contoured around the rising landscape in a series of wide curves until at last we met the M65, which accompanied us to Chorley.
Clean up and draining of the Leeds and Liverpool canal
The first of a three-part run sees the Blackadder veteran exploring the grand industrial engineering along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
It's done nowt but rain lately, yet British Waterways has closed the most scenic 60-mile section of the Leeds and Liverpool canal
between Wigan Pier (yes, it does exist) and Gargrave in North Yorkshire.
British Waterways commissioned the scheme, which connects Liverpool's Albert Dock with the North Sea nearly 130 miles away, via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
, after a lengthy public consultation dating back to 2002.
Themurder scene remained cordoned off this morning, while a nearby section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
was also sealed off by Merseyside Police.
The Canal and River Trust and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Society are recreating the inaugural 1816 boat passage by Lancashire and Yorkshire merchants on the 127-mile-long waterway this week.
It overlooks the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
, and is just minutes walk from the city's railway station, making it easily accessible for visitors.
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal
allowed coal and raw cotton to be carried in bulk into the county's mill-land.
Police divers recovered the body of Emma Jane Dyson from the Leeds and Liverpool canal
near the family's home in Burnley, Lancashire, after a massive search.
A CANOE trail along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
will be opened in a bid to halt obesity and poor health among young people.
YOUR lovely Daily Postcard on Friday of the Canada geese on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
, near the Leigh Bridge, Vauxhall, reminds us what a great asset waterways are in towns and cities.