SJ9589 : Marple Locks, Peak Forest Canal

taken 5 years ago, near to Compstall, Stockport, Great Britain

Marple Locks, Peak Forest Canal
Marple Locks, Peak Forest Canal
The "Marple Flight" joins the two sections of the Peak Forest Canal, raising its level by 209 feet (64m) over the course of a mile.

This view is looking south from Bottom Lock (#1) towards lock#2. The former lock-keeper's house is to the left, at this side of the towpath.
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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9590 8995 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.3810N 2:3.7882W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9586 8998
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Brabyns Wood  Canal Lock  Tow Path  Lock Gate  Canal Towpath  Towing Path  Marple Locks  Canal  Lock Keepers Cottage  Cottage  House  Bridge 

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