Lymm to Preston Brook (4) - Virtual Cruise

Waters Meeting, Preston Brook, Bridgewater Canal
Waters Meeting, Preston Brook. Historically, the main line of the canal turns right here, to Runcorn, while the canal straight ahead is the Preston Brook Branch to the Trent and Mersey Canal . photo: Neil Arlidge

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Interactive Google Aerial View of Waters Meeting, Preston Brook. The canal from Manchester comes in from the north. The canal to Runcorn goes to the west and the canal to Preston Brook Tunnel to the south.
This virtual cruise will follow the Preston Brook Branch first and then return to follow the canal to Runcorn. If you wish, you may skip straight to the canal to Runcorn.
M56 bridge, Preston Brook
The M56 crosses the Preston Brook Branch immediately after Waters Meeting. Beyond the bridge is the boatyard of Claymoore Navigation. photo: Neil Arlidge
Preston Bridge, Bridgewater Canal
Preston Bridge (or Preston Brook Bridge), crossed by the A56 Chester Road, was where the old road from nearby Preston on the Hill came down to cross Keckwick Brook.
View form Preston Bridge
Looking northwards from Preston Bridge towards the M56 bridge.
Preston Bridge
Preston Bridge. photo: Neil Arlidge
View from Preston Bridge
Looking southwards from Preston Bridge towards Preston Brook Tunnel.
Preston Brook cottages, Bridgewater Canal
Canalside cottages at Preston Brook.
Preston Brook canal warehouse, Bridgewater Canal
The 1772 canal warehouse at Preston Brook has been converted into apartments but has largely retained its external appearance.
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