Monday, April 26, 2010

Exploring Great Haywood

We left Wolseley Bridge at about 9.30 am and made our way up to Great Haywood junction. We passed some lovely scenery like Bishton Hall and Cannock Chase. We soon got to Colwich Lock at Little Haywood. And then we passed Shugborough Park and got to Haywood Lock. Making a turn at the Junction, we made our way to Tixal. We were lucky enough to get a nice mooring which is where the canal turns into a small lake and is called Tixal Wide. After some lunch we went for a walk to get rid of our rubbish and have a look around. We walked up to Great Haywood marina and had a look in the farm shop. We then went on up to the village with it's shop and post office. We also had a look at the church, but it was locked. From there we walked across Essex bridge to Shugborough Hall and it's gardens. We then followed a track to find the caves at Little Haywood and were a bit disappointed to find they had collapsed and the kids had messed about here, but it was still very interesting.
We walked back to Derwent6 and sat out in the cratch with dinner watching the sunset. This place is a bit special and the wildlife here is just spectacular to watch.

1 comment:

Halfie said...

Nice sunset photos! (Shame they're not "clickable")