Thursday, 27 February 2014


Allington swing bridge forms one of the short stops on the long pound. This is a footbridge/swing-bridge with only footpaths leading to and from and towpath and canal as a crossing. It is some way from the nearest road. I would safely say that any rubbish found on the non-towpath side of the bridge must have come from boaters. There was plenty of it.
Allington Swing Bridge
 The towpath side was relatively clear of rubbish, but the non-towpath side yielded...
Lots of rubbish! The bin-liner was stuffed full, the overflow consisted of plastic panels, wheels and a loo cassette. This was all heaped aboard and dumped at All Cannings Bridge refuse disposal site 20 minutes along the canal. Am I getting to sound like Maffi?
Must buy some more bin-liners!


  1. We have done that as well! We have to look after the environment for ourselves. Going through Nuneaton on the Coventry we once filled several bags of plastic floating rubbish.

    1. I am about to buy a 'litter picker' for £1.98 to help lift rubbish out of the canal. Then armed with more bin bags I will continue. After all, I am in no hurry at the moment. It is going to be a long time before I can escape the K&A with the Thames as high as it is.

  2. I am very pleased to hear that my efforts have maybe convinced others to take part in keeping our waterways clean. Thank you for your effort. :D