On to Wolverley

Well… so much for the forecast thunderstorm and rain! Just a few spots this morning, so we decided to travel a few more miles to find a brighter mooring as we were next to an enormous Leylandii hedge.

 

It was straight into Whittington Lock and onwards toward Austcliffe. Over the last couple of days the scenery has changed to wooded areas, with the canal winding around sandstone outcrops, hence “Rocky Lock” yesterday and today at Austcliffe the canal narrows to single width as it clings to the hillside with the sandstone cliff towering above.

 

There has been a landslide just around here , closing the road above, and naturally this was were we met an oncoming boat!

 

On through Cookley Tunnel with houses perched on the top.

At Debdale Lock there is a fair sized cavern carved out of the sandstone but my photography doesn’t really convey the size of it.

In just another 40 minutes we were at Wolverley Lock Visitor Moorings where we tied up and had lunch at The Old Smithy Tea Room which is run by The Lock Inn, just across the cut.

Being such a pleasant spot we will stay here to sit out the expected rain tomorrow, if things don’t change, actually we have now placed an order for a Morrisons grocery delivery, so we’ll have to stay.

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