Monday, 28 February 2011

The Kinver weekend

Caxton moored at Kinver
 Thursday morning we pulled pins and headed south on the Staffs & Worcs canal towards Kinver.  We planned to stay here for the weekend as Graham going called back to Grantham to see his mother.   Jill and Graham have not been this way so we thought that a trip to Stourport before we turn and head towards Chester would be just the ticket and indeed it has been.  What a lovely canal!!  This was our first canal in Caxton as she was launched in Stourport and our maiden 'voyage' was up the Staffs to Gt. Hayward, some two and a half years ago now... 
 Between heavy showers Jill and I got the dogs out for some lovely walks but our first was a saunter south along the canal to Cookley and back.

Kinver Grammar circa 1510
 Kinver village is vibrant with a good assortment of shops and pubs/restaurants.  We took advantage of a mid-week offer at one of the Indian restaurants and enjoyed a starter, main and dessert for £8 - result!   We didn't manage to make it to Kinver Edge and the rock dwellings (NT) but maybe next time.

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