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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Blisworth Pocket Park

Map picture


We set off from Stoke Bruerne this morning and headed to Blisworth. We had nb Stanton following us in the tunnel, which was full of smoke, cough, cough. We pulled in and moored opposite Blisworth Mill and had lunch.


After lunch we walked up the towpath back towards the tunnel to find the Blisworth Pocket Park, which we found alongside the tunnel portal.


They local group have done a lot of work so far, but there is more to do. The path nearly joins back onto the towpath, and about half of it has been completed with granite chippings. A lot of the undergrowth has been cleared and new trees and shrubs have been planted. We know that further work will be carried out this coming weekend, with lots of spring bulbs to be planted.


There have been some bird/bat boxes fitted to some of the trees.


This fungi has established itself to an old tree stump.


This is very near to where the readied path finishes, before the final 30 or so feet connecting back down to the towpath which needs levelling and the wood planks fitted ready to take the final surface.

We continued up the towpath above the tunnel, and joined the road back into Blisworth.


Many of the buildings in Blisworth are thatched and very individual, it is a very pretty village.


This is the world famous “Royal Oak”, one day we will pop in and have a pint!


Jo spotted this fossil built into a brick wall.


Blisworth Church.

We continued our walk over the canal bridge to have a look at Grafton House which is in the process of being renovated, we look forward to see how it progresses.


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