Friday, 14 June 2013


Some canal-side towns and villages are more welcoming to boaters than others.  Alongside places like Audlem, Crick, Alrewas and Cropedy, Lymm is very welcoming and also full of charm.  It’s only small but has all the essentials – except we couldn’t find a pet shop.  There are LOTS of different eating places and LOTS of estate agents!  Due to it’s popularity mooring is restricted and monitored.

A few pictures as a ‘taster’:-

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Cottages of character.

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                    Main shopping area.                                              Just a  pretty shop!                                      C17th Cross          

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A Dog friendly pub.   Lola thought her new-found friends were exceptionally hospitable!!

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Lymm -a very desirable place to bring up a large family.

We all had a delicious fish and chip supper last night. Today we’ve had some torrential rain, re-lit the fire(!) and Ken & Sandra need to get something fixed on their boat but it’s all in hand.  Lola needs to stop falling in the canal OFF THE TOWPATH!  She’s now done it NINE times all of her own accord!! She smells very nice at the moment though after her bath complete with puppy shampoo!

So far, we really like The Bridgewater – it’s wide, seems fairly deep (we haven’t had any trouble getting into the bank to moor up), it’s tidy and there are lots of sections with wide open views.  Water taps and rubbish disposal points are far and few between, however.  It’s managed by The Manchester Ship Canal Company.  We are currently moored up opposite the grounds of the National Trust property of Dunham Massey Hall.  If only it would stop raining we would go for a long walk.  Perhaps tomorrow will be better?



  1. Hi Angela, there was a pet shop down the lane from the canal where the road goes under the canal, its on the left as you walk into town? Enjoying the Wey really quiet hardly a boat moving on it, so no problem getting a mooring. x

  2. Thanks guys. I'll look harder on the way back. xxoo