England, Scotland and Wales have over 2000 miles of
historic waterways. This is Hatton Locks.
Hatton Locks is located about 20 minutes from Coventry.
In the distance you can see the tower of St Mary's Church, Warwick.
Did I mention there are 21 locks :).
Read on if you would like to see a canal boat
negotiated just one of these fabulous locks to progress down the canal.
So here comes a canal boat.
Procedure seems to be that the men stay in the boat
at the helm whilst the ladies jump out.....
...and do a number of strenuous tasks which result in changing water levels in the
lock and followed by opening and closing those big gates. (I'm joking - everyone
takes it in turns. It looks hard work.)
Job done. Time to move on to the next lock.
There are walks along side the Canal. A sweet cafe too.
Up on the hill is a pub and a short distance away is
Hatton Country World and Shopping Village.