Here are the dates and the crew I think we'll have. Nick probably won't do the whole thing and is tending towards something like Wigan-to-Wigan (maximises break from work against weekend disruption, maximises travelling with different people) but is not certain yet.
The trip is here (right click and open in a new tab)
Our booking on the Liverpool Link has been confirmed so we're good to go.
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Tarleton is in the route both ways just so everyone gets the chance to do it but timings are quite slack in both directions (But more so on the return trip) so we have time to do detours like Chester, Manchester, The Bhurpore, The Weaver.....
The Overnights in bold are the ones we have to do - the others are where the planner thinks we are going to stop.
We have space for 5 on board if one person chooses to sleep on the floor (people usually take it in turns)
|Saturday 17 September 2016||Bremilows Bridge No 100||Steve, [Nick], David|
|Sunday 18 September 2016||Marston Bridge No 193||Steve, [Nick], David|
|Monday 19 September 2016||Broadheath Bridge No 30.||Steve, [Nick], David|
|Tuesday 20 September 2016||Pagefield Lock Footbridge||Steve, Nick, David|
|Wednesday 21 September 2016||Tarleton Boat Yard. (Turn here tonight or tomorrow morning)||Steve, Nick, David|
|Thursday 22 September 2016||Lydiate Winding Hole||Steve, Nick, David|
|Friday 23 September 2016||Liverpool Docks ( Salthouse Dock )||Steve, Nick, David|
|Saturday 24 September 2016||Liverpool Docks ( Salthouse Dock ) (Here all Day)||Steve, Nick, David, Mike, Colin|
|Sunday 25 September 2016 [Early departure from the docks]||Downholland Cross Bridge No 20A.||Steve, Nick, Mike, Colin|
|Monday 26 September 2016||Town End Narrows||Steve, Nick, Mike, Colin|
|Tuesday 27 September 2016||Gathurst Railway Bridge||Steve, Nick, Mike, Colin|
|Wednesday 28 September 2016||Intu Trafford Centre Visitor Moorings||Steve, [Nick], Mike, Colin|
|Thursday 29 September 2016||Lodge Lane Bridge No 213||Steve, [Nick], Mike, Colin|
|Friday 30 September 2016||Clive Green Bridge No 24.||Steve, [Nick], Mike, Colin|
|Saturday 1 October 2016||Audlem Wharf||Steve, [Nick], Mike, Colin|
|Sunday 2 October 2016||Market Drayton (Lunchtime)||Steve, [Nick], Mike, Colin|
Passage into the Docks will be on Friday which is why we stop at Lydiate on Thursday. We'll stay all day on Saturday and then leave the docks at 08:00 on the Sunday morning.
The planned route suggests that we'd be at Bremilows Bridge No 100 on the first night but we know that even with stopping to visit several pubs including one that was a bit of walk we can make it to The Badger (which is another 5 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 2 locks further on)
Liverpool CAMRA pub map