One lock and just over an hour brought us to a suitable for Geoff and Barney to do their walk up Mow Cop.
Mow Cop is associated with the primitive Methodist movement
|No option but to slow down at the bridges on the Macclesfield as they are narrow and there are lots of them|
|Mow Cop hidden in the mist|
|A steep climb|
|you have been warned|
|but Barney can't get in|
|Fantastic view from the top|
|easier going down|
|Can't even stop for a beer|
On again with no particular destination in mend apart from a nice open mooring. We went through Congleton and it was a good job we had not planned to stop as all the visitor moorings were full.
|Maybe we will stop on the way back|
|these sheep are obviously not weatherproof|
|the first of the turn around bridges where the towpath changes sides but the horse would not have to be unhitched,|
8.51 miles, 1 lock, 3 hrs 50 min (not including the walks!)