Pros: easy access, plenty of space, pleasant view, handy for canal Cons: access to chemical emptying point
Access was easy off the minor Cross Lane into farm drive which is good quality tarmac all the way to the CL. The junction is wide so plenty of space to turn in. When approaching from the east the junction is very soon after the canal bridge. Cross Lane is busy for a minor road though you can’t hear it from the CL. The CL field is slightly sloping with views: you get a glimpse of Beeston Castle 8 miles away. The CL is immediately adjacent to the canal and is screened from the canal by a large hedge. Boats occasionally moor up adjacent to the CL which you can hear but can’t see because of the hedge. There’s a gate for CL users to access the towpath about 80 yards back down the farm drive. There’s a second gate to the towpath through the farmhouse garden. The chemical emptying point is 100 yards from the CL behind one of the farm buildings. The emptying point access path had been strimmed but could have done with a bit more work. Bins are in the yard. It’s a working farm so machinery and occasionally livestock are moved along the farm road adjacent to the CL. It’s a really pleasant CL which we’d be happy to visit again.