SJ9495 : Sluice gate

taken 6 months ago, near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Sluice gate
Sluice gate
The Peak Forest Canal approaching the winding hole (an area widened out to allow craft to turn round) in Hyde.

On the left is the M67 motorway. Ahead is a 19th century warehouse and behind that a train can be seen on the Manchester to Rose Hill railway.

The sluice gate on the right allows water to run off into Wilson Brook. The houses behind the fence are part of Moorfield Place which was built on the site of the former Automasters Engineering Works.
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
Tuesday, 2 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Motorway (from Tags)
M67 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9429 9526 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.2439N 2:5.2472W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9427 9527
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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