Burscough – a canal walk

Young woman consulting her phone at Burscough wharf

Among the nice photo-locations I get near to where I live are the various canal walks – particularly the Leeds to Liverpool canal and the Sankey canal. This photobook will include quite a few canal views. Today’s photos are among those that I took in April 2021, when I set off one morning to Burscough Bridge – a village North-West of Ormskirk in West Lancashire. There, the Leeds-Liverpool canal flows beneath a bridge carrying the busy A59 from Ormskirk towards Preston. There is a wharf there and a small shopping centre. The village is also close to the Martin-Mere wildlife bird sanctuary.

Today’s featured photo is of a young woman, seemingly oblivious to her surroundings, attending to her online life at Burscough Bridge Wharf.

I did a there-and-back walk from the wharf along the stretch of the canal towards the Ring O’ Bells pub close to a road junction near Parbold. As I walked, I passed narrowboats, factories and fields and beneath bridges. I saw locks, cottages and people. All of these and the colours and birdsong made for a memorable outing. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

The prow of a narrow boat at Burscough Wharf

Canal bridge with shadows and reflections

Cyclist wearing yellow on the canal path

Looking back at one of the canal-side factories

A narrowboat owner departs from his mooring

Neighbours pass the time of day, chatting across a lock

Another bridge with shadows and reflections framing the view back to the Wharf

A narrowboat owner enjoying a breakfast sup of tea talks to me as I ask permission to take his photo

An angler sits patiently waiting for a fish to bite at his bait.

That’s all for today from the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Author: writingandphotography0531

My name is Gerald Murphy. I am a retired local government officer. At the time of my retirement I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I had previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My main hobby is photography and, until 2016, hillwalking in Snowdonia. Sciatica has put an end to mountain walks and, as a carer for my wife, opportunities for photography excursions are now more limited. Since July 2022, I have started using this site as a photobook.

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