SJ9590 : Peak Forest Canal

near to Compstall, Stockport, Great Britain

Peak Forest Canal
Peak Forest Canal
Looking northwest from Bottom Lock, towards the bridge where the towpath changes sides.
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)
Submitted
Friday, 30 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals  Woodland, Forest 
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Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9577 9003 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4241N 2:3.9056W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9581 9001
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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