SJ9689 : Lock#6, Peak Forest Canal

near to Marple, Stockport, Great Britain

Lock#6, Peak Forest Canal
Lock#6, Peak Forest Canal
Lock number 6 on the Peak Forest Canal is one of the 16 locks in the "Marple Flight" which raise the canal by 209 feet (64m) over the course of 1 mile.
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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Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 November, 2012
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Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9613 8946 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.1169N 2:3.5803W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9614 8944
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