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Tuesday 19th July 2016.

Very warm so a slow ride along Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal from Bury – Hinds Lane – to Radcliffe. Crossed Irwell at Wellington Street footbridge then turned left for fifty yards to Hinds Lane ‘entrance’. It’s overgrown in parts … Continue reading

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Thursday 23rd June 2016.

Sunny this morning so a few pics taken of a partially drained Elton Reservoir. Work proceeds around there and a new ‘notice-board’ has been erected.

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Monday 20th June 2016.

Giant Hogweeds are flowering and are everywhere again so take care. Today Hinds Lane is just one big puddle and farm lanes up to Elton Reservoir are ‘closed’ for ‘building work’. Overhanging tree-branches along all bike routes are dodgy – … Continue reading

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Sunday 29th May 2016.

Managed to ‘video’ Radcliffe to Little Lever canal tow-path at last. A fairly original old oopart that’s still used as a bike-route/walk two hundred years after being built. For ease of uploading etc., it’s split into four video’s, parts one … Continue reading

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Friday 27th May 2016.

Cobbles aside Wellington Street, Bury, to Banana Walk, Radcliffe, along Radcliffe canal, is a quiet three mile pedal. It is in itself an oopart but along the way today a new one. A bright shiny gate. Definitely out of place … Continue reading

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Saturday 16th April 2016.

Clear weather and a few shots of ‘Beatrice’ up at Bury South. Looks good.

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Monday 21st March 2016.

Low Irwell water at Warth and a pic or two taken on pebble ‘islands’. An ‘out of place’ water-smoothed but once neat-cut sandstone ‘pebble’ has been dumped by flowing water. Wonder where that came from? And a spade remnant that … Continue reading

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Saturday 12th March 2016.

Good weather and a couple of noisy steamers up at Bury South. Short video at Steam Train page – with the answer to ‘splice’ question. Other folk were watching – one young man had been on Flying Scotsman Train while … Continue reading

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Monday 29th February 2016.

From the new footbridge, near the boat-club entrance, a footpath is partially laid around the muddy side of Elton Reservoir. (Short Video 25 on Elton Res. page) Water-birds, as always, by the inlet, and the tiny brick arched bridge, and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 10th February 2016.

De-foresting and a bit of sun allowed a ride along Railway Terrace footpaths by Compton Reservoir Bury earlier. Megalithic walls – railway built – and one or two short tunnels under or near the viaduct add a few yards to … Continue reading

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