Distance: 46.5 Miles
This started out as a run to Withnell Fold, but turned into my longest trek on the canal somehow!
I've already posted some pictures of my run to Blackburn, so I wont bore you with the same ones and it got a bit non-photogenic in places after that.
This was the first time I can remember ever cycling "over" a motorway while on the canal:
|Aqueduct over the M65|
Just after Church I came across the canal's half way marker. I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting to see here, but it seemed a bit of an anti climax as it was just there... with a row of houses behind it.
|Half way marker|
I got about 5 miles past this point and thought I'd better start heading back before it got dark!
|25 Miles! Time to head back|
I got as far as Withnell fold when my right leg started to ache... quite a lot, and I made it as far as Bottany bay before I decided to phone the household taxi service!