English canal walks with camp sites.

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  1. Foxy1956

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    Sue and I like cycling and disability scootering along canals. We like St Neots and want to discover other sites on canals. We've been to St Quentin in northern France and Edam in The Netherlands. Any ideas welcome. Thanks.
     
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    Devizes is a nice site for that. Camping and Caravan club I think.
     
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    Bradford on Avon c&cc thl.
     
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    Did you know Edam is the only cheese that's made backwards?
     
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    Stayed there 2 weeks ago, easy access to canal and great walking (plus pubs)
     
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    This site could be useful -- http://narrowboatinfo.co.uk/canal-videos/

    The map shows the narrow canals in green, they would be the easiest to walk - I would recommend the Oxford or Caldon from Stoke.

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    The Macclesfield and the Shropshire Union canals are also wonderful to walk. The Macc has those amazing Snake Bridges

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    What a fantastic piece of building, love it (y)
     
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    Llangollen and Chirk have sites on the canal.
    Llangollen has a bit of everything , river, canal , Interesting steam railway , nice pubs and restaurants .
    Lovely walks up to the old castle.
     
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    Grindley Brook, canal and campsite together near Whitchurch just off A41
     
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    The Chesterfield Canal, just North of Clumber Park (C&MC) site is pretty and the towpath very well-maintained.
     
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    And you can have a walk over this - if you don't mind heights


    Telfords Pontcysyllte aquaduct
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    Brecon campsite is close to the lovely canal. Some good pubs nearby.
     
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    Bridge House Marina, Garstang, Lancashire. Adjacent to the canal and loads of pubs/eateries in Garstang.
     
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    We like the waterways and having the MH has enabled us to explore even more. A quick search turned up these. Not used any myself, but have been to some of those already mentioned above.
    Also look at BritStops as many of those are near the canals.
     
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    we are going to see the Falkirk Wheel from a site just south of Linlithgow. The forth /clyde canal runs from Linlithgow towards Falkirk.
    I made enquiries and it appears to quite rideable even for a road byke. there are some videos of the canal path on Utube
     
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    http://tudorcaravanpark.com/

    Out the entrance of the campsite and you are on the tow path..

    Lovely Camp Site and a pub/restaurant at the entrance...

    And right on the canal a cafe where you can sit and have a Full English breakfast for about a £5... sit outside and watch the "Swing Bridge" and all the various boats go by... (y)
     
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