Several metal totems designed by local architectural sculptor Chris Brammall have been installed along the path, illustrating aspects of the history of the canal.
Sir John Barrow monument overlooks Ulverston from the summit of Hoad Hill, from where we have previously seen Roe Deer in the fields below. These two little beauties were barely discernable against the brown of the dead foliage behind them.
The railway line crosses the canal as it leaves Ulverston and heads towards the viaduct across Morecambe Bay.
A Kestrel swooped low over the adjoing field, bringing its prey onto the roof of a nearby barn to eat.
On the opposite side some remnants of former industrial buildings can still be seen.
I think this Cormorant was pretending he hadn't seen the sign!
A couple of Canada Geese were keen to see if we had any food for them.
Alder cones and catkins in the hedgerow; bullrushes along the edges of the water.
A Buzzard watching warily from his perch near Canal Foot.
Blackbirds, Thrushes and Fieldfares were busy stocking up on winter berries.Reaching the end of the footpath at Canal Foot, the remains of the former lock gates can be seen. Turning around the vast expanse of Morecambe Bay opens out in all its glory.
Little Egrets, Wigeon and Red Breasted Merganser are among the many birds to be found on the shoreline.
And finally... who could resist sitting here and taking in this stunning and peaceful view?
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