Category: Fairbottom Branch VC

Hollinwood Canal – Virtual Cruise

Take a virtual cruise along the Hollinwood Canal. Choose your starting point, then click on the “Next” links. Hollinwood Canal Main Line Fairfield Junction (with the Ashton Canal) – Recommended Waterhouses (Fairbottom) Junction (with...

Waterhouses Junction

< Next Hollinwood Canal Next > < Fairfield Junction Jn with Werneth Branch Canal > < JUMP TO Fairbottom Branch Next > < End of Navigation End of Navigation > Waterhouses Junction, sometimes known as Fairbottom...

Waterhouses Junction

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > Looking back at Waterhouses Junction from the Fairbottom Branch.  The top lock of the Waterhouses Flight it where the people are to the...

Fairbottom Branch

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > The Fairbottom Branch starts off looking like an open canal just waiting for boats to cruise past. Waterway and Kilometerage HOLL-FB 04.315.05 OS...

Looking Down to Waterhouses Locks

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > The Fairbottom Branch of the Hollinwood Canal leaves the main line at the top of Waterhouses Locks.  Looking down we can see Waterhouses...

Narrows for the Aqueduct

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > The Fairbottom Branch runs along the side of a valley and there are several narrows where aqueducts take streams under the canal towards...

Walkable Towpath

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > Parts of the channel of the Fairbottom Branch are filled in after the first 700m (nearly ½ a mile) but the towpath continues to be walkable...

Watched by the Wildlife

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > This grey squirrel was happy to continue eating while watching me as I walked close by along the towpath of the Fairbottom Branch...

Fairbottom Branch Aqueduct

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > The aqueducts which carry the Fairbottom Branch over streams and country lanes are substantial structures and they are all still standing and looking...

Filled in, but still there

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > The stone edging to the towpath is still there for most of the length of the Fairbottom Branch, even on the sections which...

Another Section in Water

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > Another section of the Fairbottom Branch is in water, although some work will be required on the trees to make navigation possible. Waterway...

Bardsley Bridge

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > Bardsley Bridge has been rebuilt with a lower arch since the canal was open, and work will be required to raise the arch,...

Beyond Bardsley Bridge

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > The channel beyond Bardsley Bridge is squeezed between modern buildings and an embankment.  Although the towpath can be walked all the way it...

Hard Edging to the Channel

< Next Fairbottom Branch Next > < Waterhouses Junction End of Navigation > The hard edging to the channel of the Fairbottom Branch can still be seen in places near the end of the branch. Waterway...

End of the Fairbottom Branch

< Next Fairbottom Branch JUMP TO > < Waterhouses Junction Waterhouses Junction > The Fairbottom Branch finishes in the middle of nowhere, with the towpath joining the road at the signpost. As the branch is on...