Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Bugsworth basin

on monday we left Bollington and heading for Higher Poynton this is were Braidbar Boats are made
tuesday we moved up to High lane  and then wednesday we headed for Marple junction  we were hoping to moor up at Marple but the mooring were taken up and the mooring round on the Peak forest canal were not very good so we went down the canal a little futher and found a mooring ,
Thursday we headed a little further down the peak towards Whaley Bridge we moored up just after new mills  which is were Swizzels Matlow  famous sweet makers have a factory   you can smell Love Hearts and Refreshers in the air  shame there is not a factory shop. Friday we went down to whaley bridge but there is no mooring down there so we turned round and then went down to Bugsworth basin which is a lovely mooring , we stayed at the basin for the weekend the weather was not to bad , on saturday i fitted another solar panel on the roof so now i got 260w and when the sun was shinning on sunday we got 14amp/h from them which sounds good , any one looking at getting some solar panels this is were we got ours very helpfull and good quality and not bad price http://www.kuranda.co.uk/chandlery/victron-bluesolar.html

on sunday we went for a walk up Eccles Pike which is about 1214 feet above sea level , they do a fell run up this eccles pike which they say is one of the oldest races and the record up it is 19 mins http://www.goytvalleystriders.org.uk/pages/eccles.html

 it took us about a hour  but well worth it for the veiws  on the way up we saw this lovely cricket field

but the row of cottages along side it have to cover there windows with mesh


half way up Eccles pike

looking down to Bugsworth basin our boat is down there somewhere

at top.

on the way down we found this wild orchid


next week we are just stopping round this area and doing some more walking and looking around



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