It is a turf sided lock and there are pillboxes either side of the lock.
CHS went through the lock to the winding hole just past the lock. I waited with the lock gates open until he turned the boat around and returned to the lock. We took a lady called Mia and her two boys Matthew and Thomas onboard and took them back to Sheffield lock. They had helped at the turf sided lock and the boys were desperate for a ride on the boat.
One of the many pillboxes along the canal.
We returned through Tyle Mill lock and swing bridge without mishap this time and moored up for the night just before the de-gated Ufton lock.
We set of on Sunday morning and I walked again, it saves having to slow the boat to let me off to open the locks and bridges.
This is Towney lock it is deep and slow to fill as the gates leak so much.
This unusual boat is moored near Padworth lock.
Hire boats at Aldermaston Wharf, next is a swing bridge and lock, this is where I get back on the boat as this is the last lock before home.