Icknield Loop is just a very industrial length of canal with old dilapidated warehouses on one side and lots of parked vans across the other. There is no towpath and it has an air of abandonment. But then as you come round the bottom of the loop there is a waterways office and loads of moored boats.
|Turning into Icknield Loop from the Main Line.|
|Boats moored at the bottom of Icknield Loop|
|More boats moored at the bottom of Icknield Loop|
|A bridge on Soho Loop|
|Winson Green Prison is right next to the canal on the Soho Loop|
Coming out of the loop and back on the the main line proved exciting due to the wind and we didn't quite make it round on the first attempt!
|Approaching the end of the Soho loop with a boat passing on the main line|
Spent a fascinating day today looking round the museum and also going on a boat trip through the limestone caverns in this area. Had fish and chips for lunch. Cooked in beef dripping and not vegetable oil. Delicious, best fish and chips we have eaten for years!
Tomorrow we will be going through Netherfield Tunnel. Think there is some history, possibly the last ever tunnel built on the canal system. I will check it out though as not sure.