After a couple of days chilling at Tixall wide it was time to pull pins and head off down the Staffs and Worcs canal. We soon passed Tixall gatehouse a 16th-century gatehouse situated near Stafford and is all that remains of Tixall Hall. It is a Grade 1 listed building. The hall was demolished in 1927. This home of the Aston family was used a prison for Mary Queen of Scots.
Tixall lock and again we were third in line to go up . I think we will have to start having some early mornings to miss all the queues as we are now well and truly into the silly season for the canals.