Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Day 17 Walk along a Canal

It was threatening to rain again when I arrived home from work this evening so I decided not to risk walking to the venue of today's random act of wildness but drove there instead.

I was joined my youngest daughter tonight who liked the idea of a walk along the canal with the possibility of feeding some ducks too.

We drove out to the Bootle Arms Pub in Melling, parked up in the car park and from there we headed down to the canal towpath via the track which passes through Newhouse Farm and the Stables.

Luckily for us the weather stayed on our side and we enjoyed a nice evening walk along a small stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool canal, from the swing bridge along to the Bootle Arms Bridge.

The track down to the farm and stables

Shetland Ponies

Feeding them some grass

Shetland Pony

Time to move on

Horses Field

Swing Bridge across the canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Looking back to the swing bridge

Following the towpath

One of two barges we passed

Coot and its young

Young Coot

Coming for some bread

Video footage of the Coots

View across Farmers Fields

Looking back

The wind gets up

Signpost for Leeds

Coot feeding its young

The look very small chicks

Baby Coots

Feeding it some bread

Closeup view

Looking after its young

St Thomas Parish Church
from the towpath

Bootle Arms Bridge now in sight

Farmers Field

Bootle Arms Bridge from the Bay

Running down to feed the ducks

Feeding the Mallards
some bread crumbs

Mallard and it's young

Moorhen and it's young

Feeding Time

Soon more ducks appear

Engrossed in feeding the ducks

Coot on the far bank

White duck

Cute ducklings

The bridge where we ended
our walk along the Canal


  1. The same threatening sky was over us last night too. I like walking along canals because of the reflections you get in the still watert. Loved all the photos of the young birds and enjoyed the video.

  2. We seemed to have drissle on and off yesterday. Lovely walk by the canal and super photos too, I have a canal walked planned for later this week:)

  3. looks like a lovely place to walk, lovely to see the ducks and other waterbirds with their youngsters