Upper Peak Forest Canal (From Marple to Bugsworth Basin)

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Marple Flight, Lower Peak Forest Canal

I did approximately 6-8 miles of canal walking on Upper Peak Forest Canal from Marple to Whaley Bridge. I started at Lock 9, I think, of the Marple flight of locks. Reaching top of 16 locks and Marple junction, I "officially" began walking the lock free Upper Peak Forest Canal to Whaley Bridge via Disley and New Mills. The Peak Forest Canal is one of the most scenic canals I ever walked on with stunning views of the Furniss Vale, the Torrs and in the distance the hills of the Peak District. When I reached Whaley Bridge junction I made a side trip to Bugsworth Basin where I made a comfort stop at its nostalgic Navigation Inn and learnt about the area’s history.

I’m now looking forward to completing the Peak Forest Canal, from Ashton Under Lyne to Marple.

spidermiss says:
Thank you! :)
Posted on: Apr 24, 2017
HORSCHECK says:
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Posted on: Apr 21, 2017
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Marple Flight, Lower Peak Forest C…
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Marple Flight, Lower Peak Forest C…
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Marple Flight, Lower Peak Forest C…
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Marple Junction, Peak Forest Canal
Marple Junction, Peak Forest Canal
A tribute to Ted Keaveney who camp…
A tribute to Ted Keaveney who cam…
Beginning of the Upper Peak Forest…
Beginning of the Upper Peak Fores…
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Public footpath signs, Upper Peak …
Public footpath signs, Upper Peak…
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Views of Furness Vale, Disley, Upp…
Views of Furness Vale, Disley, Up…
Disley, Upper Peak Forest Canal
Disley, Upper Peak Forest Canal
Between Disley and New Mills, Uppe…
Between Disley and New Mills, Upp…
New Mills, Upper Peak Forest Canal
New Mills, Upper Peak Forest Canal
The Torrs Riverside Park, Upper Pe…
The Torrs Riverside Park, Upper P…
Stunning views of the valley and b…
Stunning views of the valley and …
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Upper Peak Forest Canal
Bugswoth Basin/Whaley Bridge Junct…
Bugswoth Basin/Whaley Bridge Junc…
Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth
Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth
Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth
Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth
Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth
Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth
Navigation Inn, Bugsworth Basin
Navigation Inn, Bugsworth Basin
Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth
Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth
The canal terminus, Whaley Bridge
The canal terminus, Whaley Bridge
Marple
photo by: spidermiss