JOGLE Day 57 Handsacre to Lichfield

My plan today was to walk on the towpath of the Trent and Mersey Canal to Wood End Lock and then walk to Lichfield centre, however the way from Wood End Lock was blocked with high metal fencing. So I walked up to next lock, but the path from there was inaccessable, covered in high growth and nettles . So I walked up ro Fradley Junction,  along the towpath of the Coventry Canal. I got to the roads to Lichfield to find they were blocked with concrete blocks and high fencing  'for groundworkers  use only' for the HS2 project. I girded my loins with fortitude and marched through and navigated gaps in the fencing , getting to Lichfield, my destination.

The feature picture is of the junction of the Trent and Mersey and Coventry Canals.

The supplementary pictures are of a wooden boat on the Trent and Mersey Canal, a Flag Iris, the baptistry spring of St Chad, who converted Mercia (the Midlands) to Christianity), and Lichfield Cathedral which contains the Lichfield Gospels and a relic of St Chad.

 

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