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The Churnet Valley?

 
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:28 pm    Post subject: The Churnet Valley?  Reply with quote

In my younger days I spent quite a bit of time roaming around this most beautiful and interesting area, so I was very pleased to find this superb website that dealt in walks and canal trips in and around Churnet valley.

http://www.churnet.co.uk/index.htm

The dates on this chaps walks are six or seven years old but I still found them quite inspirational. I've been to many of the locations that he mentions.
I was so inspired, that I fancied hiring a boat on the Caldon Canal and spending a week exploring the waterways. That was until I checked up on the internet as to the cost of a weeks boating holiday.

http://www.marinecruises.co.uk/prices15.htm

But I do think that Karen and I may still spend one or two days on the tow path next summer following in the authors footsteps. Those prices are horrendously expensive.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And they wonder why more and more people continue to go abroad
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bliley, 1400 , that's what it costs for my flights and accomodaton for 3 of us for 2 weeks at the start of September in Tenerife..
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts exactly.  If I could organise B&B  on the canal routes, it would be way less than half the price of being cramped up in a tiny hold.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is very expensive, I wonder how many he lets out
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends if you get a group and each one pays a share. Have done it in days gone by and it's not so bad with everyone chipping in.


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