After negotiating the collapsed Norwood tunnel, the restored canal can theoretically pick up its former course, through four sets of staircase locks (three threes and a four) at Norwood. Following on from the closed portal of the tunnel, the canal is quickly in water - but looking at this point more like an ornamental lake.
Progressing on our way, the canal continued to be in water on and off...
Here at Bridge 30 it presented a typical canal scene:
Only a little while later we left the canal just after bridge 25A -
Thanks to Paul for another great walk, and of course, for Fun With Maps.
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