A cool overcast day. We popped briefly into Kinver for milk, fruit juice, some more of the butcher's brilliant "middle-cut" bacon and, of course, had a coffee - in yet another tea room.
M tried not to look at Hyde Lock House as we went through the lock!
After Kinver, the next lock is that at Whittington. This pretty house was once a nail factory, again it is hard to reconcile this lovely house with such an industry. There is a strong history of nail making in this area.
There are a lot of "park homes" in this area, mainly very well looked after and well landscaped. These were unusual in having an old railway signal gantry in the middle, although there is no mention of an old railway nearby on the maps.
Little Cookley tunnel is interesting in that the houses seem to be perched precariously above it.
Trip: 49 miles, 38 locks and 32.3 hours.