Welsh Road Lock (Bascote)

On Sunday (August 7th) we travelled from Braunston towards Warwick. The trip along to Wigram’s Turn was quite busy – summer weekends. At Calcutt the IWA Warwickshire Branch were carrying out a fund raising lock ransom. There was a small queue at the locks, not caused by the IWA.

IWA Lock Ransom - Calcutt Locks

Unfortunately, just past Ventnor Farm Albert’ s speedwheel suffered a small mishap. The threaded section that operates the mechanism became detached – unscrewed. As Edward put it, a bit of fettling soon sorted it out. Quite conveniently it rained over lunch. We went down Bascote locks with a Viking hire boat that also joined us going down Stockton Locks. We moored up above Welsh Road Lock – a nice quiet location.

Welsh Road Lock