1st - 8th July 2023

An enhanced narrowboating crew of five met at the Black Prince boatyard at Chirk, on Saturday 1st July, excited to be allocated their 70ft narrowboat 'Lydia' for a one week adventure.   The route had been calculated in an attempt to reach the Shropshire Union canal, where it was hoped that the delights of Nantwich could be enjoyed.   This year Ed rejoined the group, which together with (New Boy) Jon made the crew of five.   What could possibly go wrong with such an experienced crew in charge, one would ask!!   This year the route was chosen to exclude any long tunnels in order to minimise stress levels and protect the mental health of the crew.

Saturday 1st July


Sunday 2nd July

On arrival at Whitchurch, the crew selected to follow the Sandstone Trail towards the town, taking them initially down a canal spur, then to a disused and filled section.


Here they found 'The Black Bear', which Ed has selected as being the best eating and drinking establishment.

Monday 3rd July

Tuesday 4th July

Wednesday 5th July

Thursday 6th July

Friday 7th July

Saturday 8th July




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