SJ9398 : Peak Forest Canal

taken 12 years ago, near to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Britain

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Peak Forest Canal
Peak Forest Canal
The end of the Peak Forest Canal. To the left the Ashton Canal leads towards Manchester. To the right it leads to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Ahead is the Portland Basin. The bridge is dated 1835.
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, 20 May, 2009   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 20 May, 2009
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Canal   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 934 984 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9421N 2:5.9740W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 935 983
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