"Thoughts come clearly while one walks" - Thomas Mann
Long Distance Canal Walks
I have come to love canal towpath walking. Navigation is straightforward, the history and canal engineering add interest to each walk. Then there are the people – they are working in boatyards, enjoying a walk or cycle ride on the tow path, cruising the canal in a narrow boat or simply living in their floating home. Twitchers are watching birds and anglers are catching fish (maybe). Ducks, swans, coots, moorhens and herons are never far away and if you are in need of a refreshment break you will surely arrive at a pub or cafe sooner rather than later.