Richard's View of the Canal.

               
Our colleague Richard has been walking the line from near Grove to Abingdon and has recorded the state of the canal for us.
Not only is this an interesting and "enjoyable" walk, but the photographs are a valuable addition to the Wilts & Berks Canal Archives. 
 
01 lock
Ardington Top Lock
 


Ardington Top Lock sluice
 
 


02 sluice
03 sluice
 
 
 


Ardington Top Lock lock gate
 
 
04 lock gate
05 lock
Ardington Top Lock
 


Ardington Top Lock lock gate beam
 


06 lock gate beam
07 lock gate
Ardington Top Lock lock gate
 
 


Ardington Top Lock lock gate
 
 


08 lock gate
09 lock
Ardington Top Lock
 
 


Ardington Top Lock
 


10 lock
11 lock wall
Ardington Top Lock wall
 
 
Canal bed
 


12 canal
13 canal and towpath
Canal and towpath
 


Canal
 


14 canal
15 canal
Canal
 
 


View into Ardington Marsh Lock
 


16 view into lock
17 recess for lock gate
Recess for lock gate
 


Tree damage
 


18 tree damage
19 view down into lock
View down into lock chamber.
 


View down into lock
 


20 view down into lock
201 start of canal at farm track
Looking west towards site of Steventon Lock, canal on left.
 


 
 
 


202 start of canal at farm track
203 start of canal at side of track
Start of canal at side of track
 


Canal at side of farm track
 


204 start of canal at side of farm track
205 bottom of canal
Bed of canal
 


Bed of canal
 


206 bottom of canal
207 view along canal
View along canal
 


Drayton lock
 


208 first lock
209  first lock sluice
Drayton lock sluice
 


 
 
 


209  first lock
21 sluice
Sluice
 


Lock sluice
 


210  first lock sluice
211  first lock Wilts and Berks sign
 Wilts and Berks sign
 
 
Drayton Lock
 


212 view up 2nd lock
213 view up 2nd lock
East from bottom of Drayton Lock
 


Bottom of Drayton Lock looking west
 


214 downstream of 2nd lock
214 view into 2nd lock chamber - upstream

Drayton Lock chamber

View along canal towards Abingdon
 


215 view along canal towards Abingdon
216 view back along canal towards Grove
View back along canal towards the west.
 


View along canal towards Abingdon
217 view along canal towards Abingdon  - centre section
218 farm access bridge over canal
Farm access bridge over canal
 


View along canal towards Abingdon - power line in background
 


219 view along canal twards Abingdon - power line in backgrou
22 milestone
22 mile stone
 


View back along canal towards the west.
 


220 view along canal towards Grove
221 view along canal twards Abingdon - power line in backgrou
View along canal towards Abingdon - power line in background
 


End of first wet section
 


222 end of first wet section
223 view back along filled in section or further left
View back along filled in section or further left
 


View back along filled in section or further right
 


224 view back along filled in section or further right