Local Canal makes World Top 10

Home » Latest News » Local Canal makes World Top 10

The other day I was idly browsing a superbly illustrated National Geographic book called “Journey’s of a lifetime – 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips" — lots of wonderful ideas of how/where to spend your spare time (and lots of money)!

I got to the chapter entitled ‘Top 10 Canal Trips" and looked down the list:

  • Panama

  • New York State Canal

  • Baltic Sea Canal

  • Copenhagen

  • Amsterdam

  • Black Sea Canal

  • Gota Canal

  • Brandenburg

  • English Channel – Med (France)


Intrigued (and somewhat amazed) I read the brief description:

"The northern half of the SUC meanders through a gently rolling landscape. South of Nantwich it travels in a nearly straight line through hills and across valleys via deep cuttings and magnificent bridges.

"The canal is a monument to the early days of the Industrial Revolution – the brightly painted narrow boats also seem to come from another era."

Shame it didn’t actually mention Audlem by name – but not bad!


popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Village centre
Mon 25 May 6:07am  |  hits: 1,498

From Emma OmerjiHi, I'm researching my family tree and believe that my great great grandmother is mentioned in an article dated 25th Aug 2014 by Peter Brown on the deaths on the Triple tragedy at Audlem.You can see this article here.Her name was Annie Boswell. I've been trying to find where I can get a...

Williams' Newsagents, Audlem Square
Wed 27 May 6:08am  |  hits: 1,456

Nigel Mottershead sent the following message to audlemOnlineWe found what looks like an expensive branded dog harness on the footpath close to our house a couple of weeks ago.We hung it prominently on the stile but no one has claimed it so far.Yesterday we took it to Williams Newsagents and I told Judy that we would post something on AoL about it.Judy and her staff are aware they have...

Charity Shop Sales Easter Monday
Sun 31 May 6:09am  |  hits: 1,325

Sundays at 32 Windmill DriveThere will be a plant sale in aid of Audlem Charity Shop on Sundays from 2pm at 32 Windmill Drive, for the foreseeable future.All proceeds to the shop.We have minimal income currently so any sales are very welcome.Please observe social distancing when you come.Many thanks.Karen...