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Monday, July 29, 2013

Aston to Swarkestone

4.15 miles, 2 locks, 2hrs.

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Swarkestone

A cooler start this morning.

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A Hall near Aston.

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Swarkestone Pavilion, or Summer House. After lunch we took a walk into and around Swarkestone.

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From alongside Swarkestone wharf buildings there is a footpath across the fields to Swarkestone village.

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Looking back across the field towards the wharf buildings, showing some corn circles in this field.

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Then we crossed the railway track, so far we have only seen freight trains on this line.

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The next field after crossing the railway track, with the village close by.

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Crewe and Harpur on the banks of the River Trent.

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The road bridge crossing the River Trent.

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Pretty cottage.

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St. James church.

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Cottages alongside the church.

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Swarkestone Pavilion, or Summer House from the road.

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The now disused Willington Power Station in the distance.

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We returned to the canal by the lock, and walked towards the derelict Derby Canal. a mile post near the junction.

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At present the Swarkestone Boat Club occupies the entrance to the derelict Derby Canal. This is from the bridge over the entrance to the Derby Canal looking towards the junction with the T&M.

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This is from the other side of the bridge, a lot of work to be done then to restore the canal by the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust.

Keith.

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