Monday, 5 October 2009

091005 Cooper Bridge



Our morning walk took Amy and I along the towpath of the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Cooper Bridge. It is a "navigation" rather than a "canal" in that it is made up of long stretches of natural river and short stretches of canal around weirs. Build in the 1760s, it is still in regular use - by pleasure crafts rather than commercial traffic - 250 years later.

8 comments:

John said...

Alan, I envy you your walking spots. Love the old industrial buildings.

Sunny said...

What delightful places you have for walks. Wonderful old gate and building.
Sunny :)

James said...

Such a wonderful picture and a wonderful place. This picture would have been perfect for my Weekend Reflections meme.

Alan Burnett said...

James,
Next weekend will be busy but if you are still running the meme the weekend after that - count me in.

The Retired One said...

Love this scene with the old stone building!

L. D. Burgus said...

It is as perfect as a picture on a postcard, where one says, wish you were here. It really speaks character and style even in it's old age. The fence is a nice foreground, inviting us to walk on.

Anil P said...

This must surely be a delightful walking spot.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Something that lasts 250 years must be in good shape. And it must be needed rather than used. I can't think of a single thing anywhere in this area that dates from 1759 still around or still in existence. That has got to say something for your foresight and our hindsight. Lovely post. Also enjoyed your sidebar.