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Monday, March 04, 2013

Bridge No.12 to Wilstone.

2.95 miles, 5 locks, 1hr 55mins.

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Wilstone

Sunny periods turned into sunshine throughout the morning.

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The Aylesbury arm is very straight.

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This is the largest milk processing plant in Europe, apparently. It is alongside Buckland lock No.12, they are in the process of hiding it from the canal with a new high embankment, fencing on top of this embankment and they are planting new trees as they go. Unfortunately this new embankment and fence now obscures the great view of the Chilterns from along here.

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Puttenham locks.

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The offside undergrowth has had a haircut along most of the arm. After lunch we walked into the village.

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Access to the village from the canal is via this track.

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The village hall at the end of the track.

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The Half Moon pub.

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The church of St. Cross.

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The Village Shop and Antiques Shop.

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Wilstone is a very quaint and picturesque village.

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We carried on walking to Wilstone Reservoir, part of the Tring Reservoirs.

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It is a very large reservoir, and is manmade on 3 sides, quite a feat of civil engineering, built in 1802.

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Overspill from the reservoir, which feeds into the Aylesbury arm.

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Daffodils are starting to emerge in the spring sunshine.

Keith.

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