Friday, 4 June 2021


 Friday June 4 Lymm (4 miles, 0 locks)

Waking to blue skies and bright sunshine, John had a short walk to enjoy the scenery. Three beautiful laburnum trees full of blossom is a rare site on the waterways. 

After breakfast, we set off through Dunham Massey and along the long, high embankment over the valley, Little Bollington through pleasant countryside. Along the long straight past Lymm Marina and Hesford Marine were moored scores of boats, some from Lymm Cruising Club. We motored slowly past.  Reaching the pretty town of Lymm after only four miles, we moored in a great place close to Lymm Bridge and a very short walk from the town centre. 

The canal is very busy today, with narrowboats and cruisers passing in both directions, mooring and setting off, while the towpath was equally busy with families. 

Once Annie was sorted, we strolled around the village and up the ravine walk to Lymm Dam. This is a pretty lakeside walk of less than a mile, and in early June the blooming rhododendrons of a variety of colours are truly glorious. 

Returning to the Main Street, we had excellent home made sandwiches and coffee at Sextons Bakery and cafe/coffee shop. After visiting the charity shop (cheap) and Sainsbury’s Local shop (expensive), we had a salad lunch back on the boat, with our own home grown salad leaves. And chilled for the rest of the day - we had a holiday!

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