From Mossley to Lock 31W (Huddersfield Narrow Canal)

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Arrival at Mossley Railway Station

I can't resist returning to the HNC!  This time I started in Mossley and finished at Grandpa Greene's Icecream cafe at Lock 31W.  I originally was going up to the Standedge Tunnel and The Diggle Hotel but with the windy and wet weather worsening it was wise to turn back to Greenfield Station.

It was a steep descent from Mossley Railway Station to the canal and an unorthodox entrance to the towpath at Mossley Bottoms.  It was a pleasant walk nonetheless though pretty built at the beginning.  The canal runs besides the River Tame and Woodlands and it's such a scenic stretch.  Crossed the river by the Royal George Aqueduct to reach Greenfield for the short walk to Uppermill.

Mossley Railway Station
  A break was enjoying something strong and warm (a lovely liquor coffee) at The Waggon on the High Street.  

Afterwards I continued on the familar path and sights towards Diggle.  I never get tired seeing the impressive structures and canal sightings such as the impressive rail viaduct (at Lock 23W) and the Diggle Flight of Locks.  The weather got windier with rain thrown in as I ascended up the locks so I retreated at Grandpa Greenes' over a delicious milkshake.  Certainly love to try their food and ice cream sundaes on a return visit as they looked impressive when others ordered them!  I decided there and then that I'll turn back and go home. 

I just missed the train on my arrival at Greenfield Station so I had to wait almost an hour for the next one!  I killed a minimum time at the unimpressive Railway Inn.  I didn't like the pub; its lack of atmosphere and comfy decor, very loud music, not family friendly and drinks served in plastic glasses!  I guess the glasses are to cater for the ale trailers who can take their drinks with them when they have to catch the train.  Rest of my waiting time was spent in a covered shelter station and with just 10 mins to go or so, a large army of ale trailers emerged on the platform and seeking the same shelter as it was raining heavy.  It was amusing to see themsleves run across the bridge to the other platform where and when the train arrived!  A good walk and look forward to more adventures on the HNC!

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Arrival at Mossley Railway Station
Arrival at Mossley Railway Station
Mossley Railway Station
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186 km (116 miles) traveled
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