Bramble Cuttings. Summer Cruise Day 4 - Bramble Cuttings to Anderton Lift After a very peaceful night at the cuttings we rose early at 7am and we got underway dead on 8:30am. conversation confirming that they also were on the move early before the wind One set of rails has been restored, this is where the tubs of clay would … Change ). The picnic tables (or their manufacture ) were interesting : We first stopped here on a trip around fifteen years ago – for some reason I remember eating saugage sandwiches for lunch. Hecky heck, that’s a while away though, and I may even luck into another vacant mooring at Bramble Cuttings on the way “back”. Bramble Cuttings We spent today hanging about in Middlewich. The aim for Wednesday was to get onto the Llangollen canal – a new canal to us and Chalkhill Blue. The club regularly undertakes working parties to the site. An hour or so down towards Middlewich is a lovely mooring spot called Bramble Cuttings. You want to root brambles. got up. We only met one boat all day and that was in the only narrow bit on a bend, blind where bridge 158 use to stand. This week, after a stressful week at work for us both, we decide to escape the world and cruise up the canal on our Narrowboat to our favourite mooring - Bramble Cuttings on … It’s been another week of trains to Reading for Karen and a few car journeys for me and we also finally had a cru... As it was my birthday on Monday, my morning pain au chocolate came complete with a candle on top. Fradley Junction (three days until I’m a boat husb... Hassall Green (halfway up Heartbreak Hill), Middlewich (holidays and stanking planks), Bramble Cutting (and a bit of socialising), Bramble Cutting (another favourite mooring spot). A hopper was there with more timber, stone, grit sand and cement. Bramble Cuttings sits between the two, as will the Cardinal and I for a while now. Oh Woe. It started off OK; we left our overnight mooring (of which more in a bit) at a reasonable time, passed through ‘Big Lock’ in Middlewich, and tied up for a visit to Tesco – all before lunchtime. Sunday 5 May 2019 Day 9: Bramble Cuttings to Bridge 212 Dutton Hall ... You can imagine our dismay - thoughts of a Sunday Roast had been on our minds since yesterday and last nights mooring carefully chosen to deliver us to this particular pub at lunch time. Well, with all the messing around with queues of boats going up and down the locks, we eventually got through after three hours, by which time the rain was torrential ! Between us we have nine wonderful children and a dog called Buddy and often hired narrowboats for family holidays. I have read about and seen this fabulous mooring on other vlogs and blogs and it is beautiful. Bramble Cuttings Monday 4 December 2017 It was a little brighter this morning when we set off just before 10 am but it wasn't long before the mac was on, only light drizzle and not much of it. They are administered by the Honorary Mooring Officer Peter Tracey (email: peter@2traceys.co.uk or tel: 01264738285). We bought our first narrowboat in 2010 and had the current one built in 2016. Oakwood marina. I also recall we made good use of one of the picnic tables too….. It was originally the site of a clay pit, the clay being used for ‘puddling’ the canal in the area when it was built in 1770. An hour or so down towards Middlewich is a lovely mooring spot called Bramble Cuttings. Sadly, Cor passed away in July, 2005, but Conny's wish that his ashes were laid to rest at Bramble Cuttings, a mooring on the Trent and Mersey Canal just between Middlewich and … After a few miles we arrived at Bramble Cutting just as the Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The plan was to climb the next three locks, and turn on to the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union before the rain started. need coal and fuel. Bostock (Bramble Cuttings) Here I am Rune. The end of the road? It was 1415, under an overcast sky, when we set off towards Northwich and Middlewich though we planned to stop at a lovely 48 hour mooring called Bramble Cuttings, about 20 minutes cruising time from Croxton Lane where the Fiat was parked. Middlewich. ( Log Out /  Pushing off at the back and reversing out into the cut to give more room to swing her bow round eventually worked and we could head towards Wardle Lock. It’s maintained by the Broken Cross Boating club. ( Log Out /  I think that in the summer it’s very hard to get a mooring here as it’s so popular but today it was empty. After several holidays in hire boats, we were keen to take the next step and buy a boat of our own. Brine extraction has been taking place on a large scale here for around 150 years, and near Wincham, the canal passes right through one of the factories. It’s on the opposite side to the tow path and set in a wooded area with picnic tables and barbeque stands. It’s maintained by a local boat club on behalf of the Canal & River Trust, and still retains the narrow gauge rail that was used to move the clay to the canal, to be loaded onto boats for use further along the canal as building progressed. Bramble Cuttings Mooring Extension 4th-6th March When Dreamsong, Celtic Dawn, Lyndsey Jane & Eden Keel arrived on Thursday 3 rd March CRT had already unloaded some sacks of materials. Couldn’t resist this lovely mooring ️酪 #bramblecuttings #trentandmerseycanal #canalrivertrust #canalboatlife #narrowboating #livingthedream #gloriousbritain #lifeonthecut #canallife @ Bramble Cuttings We thought it would be many years before we could afford it, perhaps by way of a timeshare first. Part of the regulat... Our last couple of days in Châlons-en-Champagne before leaving for England were very relaxed. Shop for custom Lighting with the best mahogany wood. Bramble Turnings is a family run business specializing in Hand Made Gifts from recycled wood. We smiled as we passed this log store at Whatcroft as it rivalled This is a good mooring as it is on the offside (opposite the Still, it’s not a race, and we could dry things out afterwards in our cosy engine room. What the heck am I doing mooring up … Hi backache and all folks. towpath) so only boaters can get there. on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) between Middlewich Junction (Junction of Trent and Mersey Canal Main Line with Wardle Lock Branch leading to Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch) (2 miles and 1¼ furlongs and 4 locks to the southeast) and Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey) (8 miles and ¼ furlongs to the northwest). 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