11th February, 2014 by Rob Westlake: The work party on the 11th February was rather of a wash out - though we did venture up the Boat Horse Road and inspected the water channel from the small car park where Bob the Blacksmith parks his van - right up to the old SMJR railway line. This is an amazing brick lined channel - probably built with local 'Stoke' bricks. We cleared out some debris and cut back some overhanging trees and scrub and brambles. A fair amount of bricks have become dislodged over the years and one day it would be good to do some repairs.
Anyway - the water course is now much clearer, though very little water was seemingly entering the canal from the culvert under the towpath? So where is it going?