Peak Forest Canal

Peak Forest canal Map

The Upper Peak Forest Canal runs from Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, where an arm also services nearby Buxworth, through Furness Vale, New Mills and Disley to Marple, where it is joined by the Macclesfield Canal.

Bugsworth Basin - A teeming, thriving industrial centre, Bugsworth Basin was once a kind of open-air factory on the grandest scale. Today it is a place of remarkable natural and man-made beauty, peace an quiet, but it still offers a fascinating insight into a unique industrial heritage.

The Bugsworth Basin heritage trail with its detailed and informative interpretation panels, will guide you through this extraordinary arrangement of canals, tramways, warehouses and wharfs, and give you a glimpse into another era.

Whaley Bridge Basin - Whaley Bridge Canal Basin is one of two termini for the Peak Forest Canal. This historic basin is a conservation area and includes the transshipment shed. The transshipment shed is a grade two listed building originally used for transferring limestone from canal to railway.


The Railway (Whaley Bridge, Market Street)
Navigation Inn (Bugsworth basin)
Romper (ten minutes up hill from bridge 21)
Ring O' Bells (Marple bridge 2)

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