The "Macc" is one of my favourite canals, despite it's shallowness and relative lack of stopping places. I do enjoy the views unencumbered, unlike many of the Midland canals, by excessive tree growth along the banks. And the Bosley flight of locks is one of my favourites.
They are not without their eccentricities however. For a start, the top gates have no handrails so unless you fancy walking across the top of the beams, working them can involve more walking round the lock than usual and
|Lock 11 (second from bottom) at Bosley. Note the lack of handrails on the top gates.|
|Note the stone block construction - although the gates still leak!|
|A rare shot of Yours Truly enjoying the views.|