Geo-Trips :: Sunday Afternoon around the Peak Forest Canal

Peak Forest Canal

A walk from Foxholes, Sun, 21 Apr 2013 by Gerald England

An almost round trip investigating bridges in the Foxholes and Apethorn areas of Hyde and the Peak Forest Canal.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SJ9494 : Bridge Access from Grosvenor Crescent by Gerald England
Bridge Access from Grosvenor Crescent
At the bottom of Grosvenor Crescent is a short private access road to a bridge... more

SJ9493 : Thistley Fields by Gerald England
Thistley Fields
A group of once isolated terraced cottages near the bottom of Apethorn Lane. The... more

SJ9493 : Railway line near Thistley Fields by Gerald England
Railway line near Thistley Fields
The railway line from Manchester Piccadilly via Hyde Central to Woodley and Rose... more

SJ9493 : Railway bridge near Thistley Fields by Gerald England
Railway bridge near Thistley Fields
Bridge under the railway line from Manchester Piccadilly via Hyde Central to... more

SJ9493 : Railway bridge near Apethorn Lane by Gerald England
Railway bridge near Apethorn Lane
Bridge under the railway line from Manchester Piccadilly via Hyde Central to... more

SJ9493 : Apethorn Tunnel by Gerald England
Apethorn Tunnel
Tunnel under the Peak Forest Canal leading to the site of the former Gibraltar Mill.

SJ9493 : Apethorn Tunnel by Gerald England
Apethorn Tunnel
Tunnel under the Peak Forest Canal. As can be seen by the foreground deposits, the... more

SJ9493 : Steps to the canal by Gerald England
Steps to the canal
These steps connect the track to the former Gibraltar Mill and the River Tame with... more

SJ9493 : Steps to Gibraltar Mill by Gerald England
Steps to Gibraltar Mill
These steps connect Peak Forest Canal by Apethorn footbridge (8a) with the track... more

SJ9493 : Apethorn Footbridge by Gerald England
Apethorn Footbridge
Bridge #8a on the Peak Forest Canal.

SJ9493 : Under bridge 8a by Gerald England
Under bridge 8a
The Peak Forest Canal from under Apethorn footbridge.

SJ9493 : Bottom of Apethorn Lane by Gerald England
Bottom of Apethorn Lane
Looking from the towpath of the Peak Forest Canal. To the left of the lane is a... more

SJ9493 : Grazing by the Peak Forest Canal by Gerald England
Grazing by the Peak Forest Canal

SJ9493 : Reflection in the Peak Forest Canal by Gerald England
Reflection in the Peak Forest Canal
Two horses feeding by a tree are reflected in the Peak Forest Canal.

SJ9494 : Bridge #8 by Gerald England
Bridge #8
Approaching Bridge #8 on the Peak Forest Canal. The present wooden footbridge... more

SJ9494 : Grazing Land by Gerald England
Grazing Land
Viewed from the east side of Bridge #8 over the Peak Forest Canal. Access (private... more

SJ9494 : Footpath to Church Fold by Gerald England
Footpath to Church Fold
From the eastern end of Bridge 8 on the Peak Forest Canal a footpath (signed to... more

SJ9494 : Foxholes Bridge by Gerald England
Foxholes Bridge
Wooden footbridge [[3426855]] over the Peak Forest Canal. Since my earlier... more

SJ9494 : Looking across Bridge #8 by Gerald England
Looking across Bridge #8
Bridge #8 [[3427923]] across the Peak Forest Canal was originally built in 1799... more

SJ9494 : Gower Hey Wood by Gerald England
Gower Hey Wood
The woods extend all the way from Gee Cross to Haughton Dale. Within this section,... more

SJ9494 : Haughton Dale by Gerald England
Haughton Dale
From within Gower Hey Wood, with the trees still fairly bare, there is a glimpse... more

SJ9494 : Foxholes Bridge by Gerald England
Foxholes Bridge
Approaching Bridge #8 on the Peak Forest Canal. The present wooden footbridge... more

SJ9494 : Looking towards Foxholes by Gerald England
Looking towards Foxholes
Looking across the Peak Forest Canal and grazing land to the bridge from Grosvenor... more

SJ9494 : Wood End Farm by Gerald England
Wood End Farm
Viewed from the towpath of the Peak Forest Canal.

SJ9494 : Peak Forest Canal by Gerald England
Peak Forest Canal
Looking south from Captain Clarke's Bridge.

SJ9494 : Woodend Allotments by Gerald England
Woodend Allotments
Some of the former Woodend Allotments [[2865547]] are now being used for stabling.... more

SJ9494 : Woodend Stables by Gerald England
Woodend Stables
Looking across the Manchester to Rose Hill railway line towards Haughton Green in... more

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