After a few days in the so called centre of the UK canal network its time to leave a very muddy Braunston. Come on Canal and River Trust how about a bit of towpath improvements here on the visitor moorings. Shame its not a designated cycle route, because if it was the towpath would be concrete and in perfect condition.
After stopping on the Midland Chandlers mooring and spending yet more money a fellow boater told us about how the pier on the famous bridge over the canal is slowly failing. As you look at the bottom of the pier all the concrete base is starting to become worn away.