Norbury Junction

A walk along the towpath of the Shropshire Union canal from Norbury Junction. Norbury is not far from Newport, Shropshire – but the walk is entirely in Staffordshire. It’s easy going along the canal bank, though it’s muddy in places. We left the canal at the second bridge, whence a public footpath connects with a very quiet lane (I suspect it would have been easier to walk a few yards further and leave the canal at the old railway bridge. Perhaps another time). For the last mile or so, we followed a track around the north side of Shelmore Wood – it’s even quieter here . The best walks end where refreshments are available…

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