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Good walking

The Canal is one of the prettiest with gorgeous views everywhere. Marple Aqueduct and Flight is a... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
StarUKKiwi
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
via mobile
A must walk from new mills - Boat hire and leisurely day out

The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne, east of Manchester, and Whaley... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
johnretroreload
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UK
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The Peak Forest Canal that passes through New Mills is unique in the many things it has to offer both local residents but also visitors to New Mills.Not only a waterway with many barges, boars and marinas the canal offers an ideal flat route for many walkers, runners and cyclists.On its route from Buxworth Basin (The Navigation is a good watering hole) through the link to the 'Cheshire Ring' in Marple (numeroud pubs, cafes and shops) the canal passes close by many pubs in New Mills - The Queens, The Pride of the Peaks, The Royal Oak, The Beehive, The Art Lounge as well as the many local shops and cafes in New Mills. As it passes the world famous Swizzels sweet factory in the centre of New Mills you can try and guess what sweets are being made by the aromas as you walk past.The canal is also a haven for flora and fauna and patient visitors early and late in the day will spot many birds, ducks and wild animals.
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The Canal is one of the prettiest with gorgeous views everywhere. Marple Aqueduct and Flight is a must see, as is the Upper Peak Forest Canal, above the locks.you see all sorts of unusual things., cayuga ducks, al- pacca walking, boats

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne, east of Manchester, and Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, UK. It links the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries. The canal's terminus at Bugsworth Basin is one of...More

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Reviewed 2 October 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 with cutlery and crockery, the staff even...More

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Reviewed 26 July 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 hot drinks...More

Thank manchesterl76
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Reviewed 1 July 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, and finally hot scones with cream and Jam. The staff could not do enough...More

Thank Cecile T
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We live a stones throw from the marina at furness vale. And walk the towpath every day with our dog towards either Whaley Bridge .Bridgemont . Or New Mills. really good path to walk on just watch out for the bike riders if they don't...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The towpath is very varied from earth to loose fine gravel to stony stretches. Also most of the bridges have cobblestones which are not well maintained so scooting is a safer option than riding through. All of this makes cycling from Bugsworth basin a challenge....More

Thank colin c
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Another great option for a run either in its own right or as a link to a variety of footpath options. All the way there is plenty to see.

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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Have frequented this canal both by narrow boat and on foot for numerous years as live locally and this canal has areas of historical interest including Buxworth basin with the tramway,Whaley Bridge basin and Marple locks.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Walking along the canal is a pure delight and there are many things to see. Birds, plants and other wild things that you may never have seen. All a short walk from you home.

Thank Stuart T
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