Day Boat hire on the Upper Peak Forest Canal. You will have up to Eight hours to discover this wonderful engineering achievement constructed throughout the 1790's and opened in 1800. Alongside the fabulous architecture is some amazing scenery that has made the Peak District famous amongst tourists.
Whaley Bridge "Gateway to the Goyt" is easily accessed by road, rail and canal making Whaley an ideal spot from which to start your day. Whaley Bridge railway station is on the Manchester to Buxton line, with through trains to Preston and Blackpool. The station is situated five minutes from the Basin where ample parking is available for visitors.
Bugsworth village was renamed Buxworth in 1930 after local residents began to dislike the original name. However the name change did not affect Bugsworth Basin, an ancient monument of historical importance. This Basin was essential for transporting local limestone out of the region.
The name New Mills comes from an old corn-mill erected on the River Sett. Formerly paper and cloth were the staple industries of the district followed by iron and brass foundries, cotton mills and print-works. Many of the local Mills are still in use notably the Swizzles Matlow sweet factory. New Mills is on the Buxton to Manchester and Hope Valley train lines. The Hope Valley line has stops throughout the heart of the High Peak. The service terminates at Sheffield and Manchester.
Disley is a village in the Borough of Macclesfield, Cheshire. It is located on the very edge of the Peak District, in the Goyt Valley. To the north of the village, the River Goyt and the Peak Forest Canal, passes along the edge of the village. Disley railway station is on the Manchester to Buxton line.
The junction of the Peak Forest Canal and Macclesfield Canal can be found at Marple. Both canals were critical to the development of the town and surrounding areas.
Most customers will be able to make it to Marple and back in the day. As a destination for lunch time Marple is excellent choice with plenty of space to moor.
There are many local pubs including the Ring O' Bells by Bridge 2 on the Macclesfield Canal. Other facilities and a fish and chip shop can be found by walking beside the flight of locks. Turn left when you get to the main road.
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