While the views are stunning round here, we did find ourselves on what we now refer to as the Pointless Style & Gate Walk.
The Friends of Kennet are a very enthusiastic and friendly bunch who have put an awful lot of time and effort into restoring this beautiful boat and now put just as much time and effort into maintaining and moving it around, and to welcoming as many people as possible on board in order to educate visitors and raise interest in the history of the L&L and canals in general. We found the talk especially interesting, as we’d been queued behind it while we waited to go across the Ribble to Preston last year. Humble appologies for calling it a Mersey Flat.
From there we moved up to Knotts Bridge, which on the map looked a bit close to the motorway, but in fact was lovely.
We moored outside the Inn On The Wharf right in the middle of Burnley.
Nickleson’s describe the Burnley Embankment as one of the seven wonders of the inland waterways. Without resorting to google we reckon the other six must be the Anderton Lift, the Pontypontycyclisty Aqueduct, the Bingley Five Rise, the Barton Swing Aqueduct, the Standedge Tunnel and our boat.