The Peak Forest Canal is a narrow locked artificial waterway in northern England. It is 14.8mi long and forms part of the connected English/Welsh inland waterway network.Route and featuresGeneral descriptionThe canal consists of two level pounds, separated by a flight of 16 locks that raise the canal by over the course of.The two pounds of the canal are generally known as the Upper Peak Forest Canal and Lower Peak Forest Canal. Whilst there is no evidence that these names were used historically, the designation Lower Peak Forest Canal was used in the British Waterways Act 1983, which redesignated the lower part of the canal as a Cruising Waterway.RouteThe Lower Peak Forest Canal heads south from Dukinfield Junction at Dukinfield in Greater Manchester, where it makes a junction with the Ashton Canal at the southern end of the Tame Aqueduct through Newton, Hyde, Woodley, Bredbury, Romiley, before crossing the River Goyt on Marple Aqueduct, alongside a railway viaduct, to the foot of Marple Locks, a distance of. The environs are largely rural, passing woods and fields, with some industrial premises encroaching towards the Dukinfield end of the pound.To visit Peak Forest Canal and get the most from your holiday in New Mills, create itinerary details personal to you using our New Mills travel itinerary planner.
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bibster2October 2, 2016
This is the second time my family and I have hired a canal boat from here, we have used both Mary and Alice (boat names). Great boats, clean and well appointed, you are given tea and coffee facilities... more »
manchesterl76July 25, 2016
We hired MARY for my 40th birthday. £150 for the day on a 32 ft canal boat. It was brilliant fun and very relaxing. Ample room for the 10 of us to move about and sit and chat. A cute kitchen to make h... more »
Cecile TJuly 1, 2016
Our Leicestershire villiage outing was on the 'Judith May' from Whaley Bridge along the canal. Dispite the weather we all enjoyed it. We were supplied with ample liquid refreshments, tasty sandwiches,... more »
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