Paddle on the Bridgewater Canal by Carl leungsangnam and Mike Taylor

Paddle on the Bridgewater Canal by Carl leungsangnam and Mike Taylor

Bridgewater canal from Slag Lane car park toward Marshland Green.

This is the first time I have been on the Bridgewater canal, Leigh Branch. I arrived at the Slag Lane car park to meet Mike Taylor for a couple of hours of paddling to clear the cobwebs and get those muscle moving again. We set off from the Pennington Wharf Marina towards Marshland Green and back, a distance of around 5 miles. The canal was very quiet with the usual ducks and duckling and lots of walkers on the towpath. It was a nice gentle paddle.

The put-in and egress were at the car park just by the Bridge, the car park is free but there is limited space. There is another car park further down the road, but it is closed at the moment.

Please keep sending in all your ideas for local paddles, any photos etc Please feel free to ask for other paddlers to join you via Google group email but please try to keep to the rules (any number from a single household or to meet one other from another household and keep at least 2m distance at all times).

Lots of ideas and maps etc on our site……..

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