After completing our chores aboard we set off on a circular walk up through Barlaston village turning left down a winding, tree lined lane leading to the Wedgewood Factory. We passed the magnificent Barlaston Manor which has a very ornate frontage with octagonal shaped windowpanes and well manicured lawns. It stands on a rise with sweeping views across the landscape beyond it. On arrival we saw a large statue of Josiah Wedgewood which dominated the central courtyard surrounded by the Museum, Shop, Restaurant/Tea Room and Demonstration Workshop. Refreshed with coffee and homemade cake we wandered around their exquisitely displayed products and watched some of the intricate work that was going on in the display area.
There are many acres of beautifully kept grounds to walk through en-route with a variety of mature trees and a fishing lake. Anyway, we made our way back towards the canal and had to wait for a train to pass at the level crossing.