28th November 2019
Leaving our mooring outside the large retail and leisure complex of Trafford Park, we travel in a southerly direction to Waters Meeting where we join the original mainline of the Bridgewater Canal and head south west.
Passing through the residential suburbs of Manchester of Stretford and Sale, watch out for the Victorian Linotype Factory dated 1897 where metal printing type was manufactured, snuggled in amongst the new housing being built.
After Sale the scenery changes to a more rural setting with views of open fields and it is here we find a lovely mooring within a short walking distance to Dunham Massey Hall.
We take the short walk up to Dunham Massey who are preparing the site for their Christmas Fayre. There is a large deer park here with plenty of Fallow Deer resident in the park for hundreds of years. The last time we visited they were wandering free in the sectioned of areas of the park but this time there were none to be seen so we gathered that they had been moved to a different area, we were really disappointed. However we had a lovely walk round then had a warm up with coffee and teacake in the local cafe on the way back.