We have walked this route a couple of times before but this time it was different. The Canal and River Trust use the winter months to repair the canal system. It is the Stratford Canal's turn and that meant that parts of it had been drained.
The other side of the lock in the above photo.
The next lock which apparently is having a new lock gate. They are replaced every 25 years.
The Fleur de Lys on the other side of the canal
And an Anthony Gormley sculpture - another reason why I readily agreed to the walk.
I hadn't read about it properly before we went so I was surprised by the size of it. I was expecting a much taller sculpture not a life size man.
The barrel-roofed lock-keepers cottages built along the Stratford canal are the only ones of their kind.
Across the bridge to the pub and a lovely lunch
before walking back to the car the same way we came.
A quirky garden shed/playhouse by the canal
The repairs from the other angle.
Not the prettiest walk but very interesting.
Thanks for stopping by.