Canoe Days Out

Photo Album for Northamptonshire - River Nene - Thrapston to Oundle by Dick Whitehouse

The put in is at the Environment Agency 48 hour mooring

The put in is at the Environment Agency 48 hour mooring
Islip Lock, which you can portage using the lock landing stages or just drop it in the weir-stream (off pic to the right)
Titchmarsh Lock is  the headquarters of Middle Nene Cruising Club.
for today's trip it was a quick portage just upstream of the cruising club into Harpers Brook
I heard this lot shouting and laughing before I heard the engine or saw the boat - a few pints of Christmas cheer inside them I suspect.
The beautiful Norman  church at Wadenhoe
The area around Lilford is one of my favourite stretches of the Nene - starting with Lilford church - is that not a beautiful spire?
Even in winter Lilford Lock is a cracking place with the pretty lock cottage and all the trees
this pretty little bridge wouldn't be out of place in Venice
Lilford Hall through the trees
Red Kites were reintroduced recently in Northamptonshire and for a good half hour I had three circling above me
The end of the trip at Upper Barnwell Lock - to the left is the recently renovated mill which serves fancy food at fancy prices
Upper Barnwell Lock is one of the best for paddling purposes with hardly any carry to the water and plenty of parking space
The last trip loaded was Melbourne to Cottingwith Lock via the Pocklington Canal, by Alan Brannon on 2nd December 2007.