SJ9495 : Willow over the Peak Forest Canal

near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Willow over the Peak Forest Canal
Willow over the Peak Forest Canal
The willow hangs low over the Peak Forest Canal. The view is from the Manchester Road bridge. On the left a new housing estate, Moorfield Place, has replaced the former Automasters engineering works.
PFC from Manchester Road Bridge
Other views of the Peak Forest Canal from Manchester Road.

Before 1980: LinkExternal link
Peak Forest Canal
The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne and Whaley Bridge.

It was built to link the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries.

The Lower Peak Forest Canal forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

LinkExternal link Pennine Waterways website including a "virtual tour" of the canal
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for information on the history of the canal
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2012
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
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Willow 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9434 9515 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.1846N 2:5.2019W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9434 9510
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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