We set off from our mooring at Romiley this morning at about nine. It had rained heavily overnight so things were a bit mucky underfoot but we only planned to move a mile and a half if we could find a suitable mooring below the flight of locks at Marple. Once started up the flight you are unable to moor up so its do the sixteen locks or leave well alone - the consensus was 'leave well alone' and enjoy this glorious setting.
Above the entrance to the Hyde Bank tunnel, at 308yds. The towpath goes up over the top and through Hyde Bank Farm yard where we met the pair below. In the field opposite was another Shetland pony and her foal who was galloping about showing off to the dogs. We came down to the tunnel just as Matilda Rose emerged - timing, timing!
Here we are moored up and almost ready to go exploring.