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Peak Forest Canal

Description of Peak Forest Canal: Runs from the junction with the Ashton Canal at Dukinfield to Buxworth Basin.

History of Peak Forest Canal: Promoted under Acts of 1794, 1800 and 1805. Opened with a connecting tramroad at Marple in 1800. Marple Locks were opened in 1804.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of Peak Forest Canal: Very fine stone navigation works.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals

Subordinate Waterways of Peak Forest Canal

Marple Aqueduct on the Peak Forest Canal

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Peak Forest Canal: Length 70 foot, beam 7 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Peak Forest Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Dukinfield Junction

Junction with Ashton Canal Ashton Canal junction

0

0

N

SJ934984

109

Dukinfield Bridge No 2

B6169 road bridge and the Globe Pub

1

0

N

SJ933971

109

Hyde Bridge No 6

A57 road bridge, south of M67 bridge

2.3

0

N

SJ943951

109

Apethorne Bridge No 8

3.3

0

N

SJ941936

109

Woodley Tunnel (south end)

4.6

0

N

SJ935920

109

Leach Bridge No 13

4.9

0

N

SJ935916

109

Hatherlow Aqueduct

Over road

5.6

0

N

SJ936904

109

Hyde Bank Tunnel (North-west End) No 15

6.4

0

N

SJ946904

109

Marple Aqueduct

Over the River Goyt

6.9

0

N

SJ955900

109

Marple Bottom Lock No 1

Marple flight lock Nos 1 to 16

7.1

1

N

SJ959899

109

Marple Top Lock No 16

Junction with Macclesfield Canal Macclesfield Canal junction

8.1

16

N

SJ961884

109

Ridge End Bridge No 21

Rawton Walls Bridge

9.3

16

N

SJ965869

109

Dryhurst Bridge No 26

Disley village half a mile south west

11

16

N

SJ980849

109

Bank End Bridge No 29

12.1

16

N

SK000845

109

Furness Bridge No 31

13

16

N

SK008836

110

Greensdeep Bridge No 33

13.6

16

N

SK011828

110

Whaley Bridge Branch junction

Junction with Whaley Bridge Branch Branch is 0.5 mile long

14.1

16

N

SK013823

110

River Goyt Aqueduct

14.3

16

N

SK015823

110

Buxworth

Termination of the canal

14.9

16

N

SK020820

110

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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