SJ9398 : Portland Basin

taken 9 years ago, near to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Britain

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Portland Basin
Portland Basin
The Peak Forest Canal ends at Portland Basin (originally known as Dukinfield Junction). It crosses over the River Tame on an aqueduct and then under a footbridge dated 1835 to enter the Ashton Canal. A left turn leads towards Manchester and either the Rochdale Canal or the Bridgwater. A right turn leads to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
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, 8 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 13 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals 
Place (from Tags)
Ashton Under Lyne 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest  Ashton Canal 
Date (from Tags)
1835 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9349 9841 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9421N 2:5.9740W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9350 9840
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Aqueduct  Canal Basin  Canal Bridge  Footbridge 

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