We left urban Birmingham with its shopping and architecture and headed west. We had decided to take the old main line rather than Telford’s new line.
Our only three locks, the Smethwick flight, were marked by flowers left by friends of Sara and Fayz, two teenagers who had lost their lives at the top lock on the previous Wednesday. A very sad interlude on our trip.
Click on the map below to see a larger version with the GPS track overlaid: