Yesterday we took a quick walk back to Netherton Tunnel and traced it from above, I wanted to see the top of the air shafts, I know they”re nothing exciting and all look the same, but strangely this kind of thing interests me! We then walked the few miles down to the Gosty Hilll Tunnel.
|Entrance to Netherton Tunnel from above|
|One of the air shafts for the tunnel|
After a quick walk to Bumble Hole this morning, where we saw the remains of the windmill that I assume Windmill End gets it name from, we set off in lovely warm March sunshine. James had a tight turn getting LJ round from Dudley No 2 canal to Dudley No 1 and then straight into the Blowers Green Lock, which at 12ft is the deepest on the BCN. It was built to replace two earlier locks which had suffered subsidence.
|Bunble Hole with the remains of the windmill|
|Joining the Dudley No 1 canal|
|And into the lock|
|The deepest on the BCN at 12 ft|
We then had a good run to the Waterfront just a short walk from the massive Merryhill Shopping Centre.
|Lovely sunny spot and very quiet this evening|
Today 3.8 miles and 1 lock
Total 20.7 miles and 1 lock