Great Britain » Ashton Canal & Peak Forest Canal | England

These waterways make part of the Cheshire Ring and go from Bridgewater Canal across Manchester into the southeast.


Ashton Canal & Peak Forest Canal | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 33.50 km
Number of locks: 34
Lock dimensions: 21.30 x 2.10
Max. depth: 0.90
Max. headroom: 1.60
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (many locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

Bridgewater Canal | England
Huddersfield Canal, Broad and Narrow Branch | England
Macclesfield Canal | England
Rochdale Canal | England

Ashton Canal
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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