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vghikers

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TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« on: 12:48:35, 21/05/20 »
A few pics from a short and hot sunny walk locally around Woodcote:-

Bridgewater Canal & Budenberg from Broadheath bridge.

The two main apartment buildings of Budenberg, one of the Urban Splash regeneration projects, were inspired by the shape of ocean liners and overhang the canal, at once suggesting the appearance of two large ships in dock with a battleship-grey aesthetic to match. Very unusual and quite appealing (to us anyway) when seen from the canal, but from the road on the opposite side, the entrance is very stark and evokes a prison.



Entering Woodcote area:-
Much of this area is scrubby heathland and small trees, pleasant today in the sunshine with nobody about but has little to draw the eye. The track passes around a large fenced array of solar panels working overtime today.



Woodcote pools:-
These pools appear to be excellent wildlife habitats but are surrounded by a stout lattice fence preventing close observation. The camera lens would just about fit in the fence hole for an awkwardly taken shot.
The velvety green area left of centre is not grass, it's part of the pool covered by duckweed and other surface vegetation.



Descending to the trackbed at Woodcote bridge:-
We returned along the disused rail trackbed from Woodcote bridge and Sinderland Brook.



Sinderland Brook at Woodcote:-




GinAndPlatonic

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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #1 on: 12:55:22, 21/05/20 »
Great !
Sinderland brook affords some nice shade by the looks.

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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #2 on: 13:06:30, 21/05/20 »
Lovely pics.
I like the look of the ship-flats too but I wonder it it makes the lower ones feel dark.

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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #3 on: 13:34:03, 21/05/20 »
Thats Altrincham?

April

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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #4 on: 18:03:00, 21/05/20 »
Nice pics vg, love the Sinderland Brook shot  O0
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vghikers

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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #5 on: 18:31:46, 21/05/20 »
Thanks all  :)
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Sinderland brook affords some nice shade by the looks.
Very pleasant, and it was welcome in that heat.

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I like the look of the ship-flats too but I wonder it it makes the lower ones feel dark.
It's hard to tell from the towpath, but the overhang is quite small and the full height windows look particularly tall.

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Thats Altrincham?
yes, a quite small area on the north-western outskirts covered on this stroll.

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Nice pics vg, love the Sinderland Brook shot
Thanks April, even a small brook path is a welcome relief from the tarmac of civilization.


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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #6 on: 18:43:10, 21/05/20 »
It looks very pretty by the Sinderland Brook    :)    I love walking by streams and rivers overhung by trees

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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #7 on: 19:51:19, 21/05/20 »
Lovely lush green by the water.

vghikers

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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #8 on: 20:36:51, 21/05/20 »
Thanks Dovegirl & Richard, a pleasant walk out with some greenery.

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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #9 on: 22:42:08, 21/05/20 »
It might have only been a short stroll but it looks lovely.  Nice and varied. 


I'm still enjoying reading people's "local" walks and I hope they continue once lockdown is completely done and dusted.


Thank you for posting  :)
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vghikers

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Re: TR: CV#05 - a short Woodcote walk
« Reply #10 on: 10:03:20, 22/05/20 »
Thanks Mel, we'll be posting local stuff for quite a long time yet I fear, waiting for public transport to be safe enough.