Turn Right At Liverpool And Keep Walking- Day 18 – Summerseat to Radcliffe – 5 September 2016

Rejoining the walk at Summerseat station, I set off following the path along the line, and then drop to the Irwell.

Theres even a quite large weir to look at.

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I have also come across the Irwell Sculpture trail, which is the largest public art scheme in England – not for number of pieces  – there are only 28 pieces on display, but these are set out along the river for a length of thirty miles, so it would take some effort to see them all. As it was, I only got to see this chap here.

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The path then diverts along the Manchester and Bury Canal, which feeds the nearby Elton Reservoir, before dropping into Burrs country park, where the river is quite rural once more.

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At Burrs, a Mr Thomas Calrow owned mills in 1841, and the ruins of these are still visible

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Although the canal is no longer navigable…

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Not only does the East Lancs Railway run down here, but the new tram is nearby, which gives a continuity of public transport stretching 180 years.

Although the walk today has been largely rural, it is a shock to arrive in Radcliffe, where we have a decayed industrial landscape, and it appears my path is out – a small detour needed here- still, I managed a meagre 8 miles today

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Copyright 2019 Allan Russell

 

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