Planned kilometres: 29 (cummulative 713)
Kilometres walked: 34 (cummulative 756)
% Completed (based on 1800km trip): 42.0%
Weather: Overcast & grey
Pubs visited: The Queens Arms, Bulls Head
Pints: 3 (cummulative 87)
Kms per pint: 8.7
Blisters: 0 (cummulative 3)
Macclesfield to Glossop
It was a very overcast day when I started out today and the forecast was for rain, however I was lucky as the forecast rain never materialised.
Continuing along the Macclesfield Canal I passed a lot of old mills that have been converted into commercial premises. The mills are huge and it’s nice to see that they haven’t been left to go to ruin like the pottery factories I saw previously.
I came across the following caravan/boat mix and had to stop and take a photo as it was very strange looking craft. I thought I would google the name and couldn’t find this exact company, however did discover a company in Australia doing a similar type of item (http://www.caraboat.com.au/). I think I would opt for a canal boat to cruise UK canals.
The canal walk ended for me at Marple, where I had to join the A road for the remainder of the way to Glossop. I haven’t had to walk the roads much for the last couple of weeks and was dreading having to do it again, however was pleasantly surprised to find there was a footpath for the whole route and I got to go through some scenic villages.
I stayed in the Bulls Head in Glossop which is the oldest pub in town. The street picture below is taken from the front of the pub. The Queens Arms was just down the road and I stopped there for dinner and a pint before it was back to the Bulls Head for a session with the locals.
As you can see I even went behind the bar at the Bulls Head for a bit of practice in case I decide to buy a pub while here.