Degree of difficulty:
For beginners (many locks)
Character of waterway:
back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway:
Used by tourists only
Wharfs, Marinas, Harbors, Facilities, Houseboat hirers, Restaurants and Shops.
The Ashton Canal runs between Ashton under Lyne and Manchester, UK. It links the Huddersfield Narrow and Peak Forest Canals with the Rochdale and Bridgewater Canals and forms part of the Cheshire Ring.
Peak Forest Canal
Part of the Cheshire Ring near Manchester, this canal runs from Dukinfield, where it links with the Ashton Canal, into the valley of the Tame to Marple. At this point it runs through an aqueduct ca. 30 m above the River Goyt. After branching off to Macclesfield Canal and ascending of about 65 m with 16 locks within 1.5 km only, it runs through the valley of the Goyt to Buxworth Basin.
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Covers the Birmingham Canal Navigations, Ashby, Birmingham & Fazeley, Coventry, Erewash, Northern Stratford-upon-Avon, Grand Union (Norton Junction to Salford Junction, Leicester section and River Soar), Oxford (Braunston to Hawkesbury Junction), Staffs & Worcester (north of Autherley Junction) and Trent and Mersey (Derwent Mouth to Great Heywood) canals Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5Prize: € 23.50 / for map / book orders
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