SJ9589 : Peak Forest Canal, Lock#1

near to Compstall, Stockport, Great Britain

Peak Forest Canal, Lock#1
Peak Forest Canal, Lock#1
Lock number 1 on the Peak Forest Canal is the first of the "Marple Flight". This set of 16 locks joins the two sections of the canal; raising its level by 209 feet (64m) over the course of a 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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2012
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Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 30 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals  Woodland, Forest 
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Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9585 8997 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.3918N 2:3.8334W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9587 8997
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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