(WHARF FARM TO BAULKING ROAD)
We have not yet attempted to obtain permission to work on this section.
What Jack Dalby said in 1985
"Over the road the dry bed is on an embankment; the aqueduct over Woolstone Brook at 302898 is punctured.
Further on, passing the site of two lift bridges, Munday's and Thatcher's, the Canal enters a deep cutting with large spoil heaps nearby. The canal approach to Uffington Arch Bridge site (313897) has been filled."
I have not personally explored this section yet.
On the face of it, this looks a good candidate for early restoration.
The bed appears (from the map, anyway) to be complete, and being out in the country, it is unlikely that there are any significant services crossing it.
There has been some tipping on the approach to Uffington Arch Bridge.
The O.S. map shows a public footpath which doglegs across the Canal, going along the towpath for 75 metres, between about 307902 and 308902. From 308902 to 312900, the edge of Sheet 1135 (Pathfinder Series) a footpath is indicated along the towpath; but on the next sheet (Pathfinder 1154) the symbol changes to a row of little 'u's, which I cannot interpret. Must visit the site soon.
None apparent on the map.
It's not a long way to walk from Uffington Bridge into Uffington.
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