By Steve Elliott - 17th December 2011 7:09am
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:
- New York State Canal
- Baltic Sea Canal
- Black Sea Canal
- Gota Canal
- English Channel – Med (France)
- THE SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
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!
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