Today, I took a 70 mile ride around the canals of North Walsall, Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, Stourbridge, Dudley, Oldbury, Birmingham and east Walsall. I entered the canal system at Goscote, in Walsall, and didn’t leave it again until Aldridge, some 65 miles later. What I found was a wonderfully peaceful world of limpid water, greenery and a huge amount of wildlife. There was beauty in unexpected places. I traversed the Netherton Tunnel, and came through the inner city as well as rolling countryside.
Detail of my route in a future post.
A great day with fine weather. For more of this sort of stuff, please check out my 365daysofbiking journal.
The Glass Cone
Rushall Juntion looking to Wednesbury down the Tame Valley
Such riotous beauty in such an unexpected place
Hamstead in the golden hour
Bumble Hole: Cobbs engine house
Oldbury, Tat Bank: several graffiti drawings on monkeys on penny farthings. OK.
The Meccano bridge
Lupins under Spaghetti Junction
I saw at least ten of these fine birds today
Freeth Bridge, Tower Hill, Hamstead
Not sure what this is but it’s gorgeous
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