Not a lot to say about Market Drayton as the canal passes by about a mile away from the town centre.
There are quite a few shops in the town centre and the nearest supermarket Netto’s is quite a walk back with groceries. Unfortunately there isn’t a Somerfield who would delivery it for you.
There are signs of past industrial canal side warehouses that are now converted to offices and a marina with new canalside housing.
Just south of the town the flight of 5 Tyrley locks raise the canal in a cutting with trees that have rots that look like they are about to fall over at any time.
At the top the lock house still display their feelings for the common market, (quite right too!!!!!).
Soon after the locks there is a steep sided cutting with warning signs about falling rocks. It goes on for over a mile and if you meet a boat it can be a tight squeeze passing.
At Knighton there is the preserv3ed wharf that was once used by Cadbury’s to move milk products to Bourneville. There is still a creamery behind the wharf in working order.
We went for a walk to the village but there were only a couple of farms and a church.
The view of the village from the boat