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Bugsworth Basin

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Address: Brookside | High Peak, Whaley Bridge SK23 7NE, England
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Fascinating and Free!

For transport and industrial archaeology buffs like me this is a great visit. They really should make a charge - it's well worth it. A very pleasant spot, a good pub on hand... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
BampaOwl
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For transport and industrial archaeology buffs like me this is a great visit. They really should make a charge - it's well worth it. A very pleasant spot, a good pub on hand (although we did not visit it), excellent explanation and interpretation, and when we visited there were friendly, well informed guides.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lovely place to visit in all weathers. great for a stroll for all abilities. suitable for wheelchair access. dog friendly. benches situated around the basin for picnics. Also a touch of history to see how canal life used to be years gone by. a great tourist attraction with visitors centre & small gift shop - ice creams / hot drinks... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Really lovely walk with great pub at the end. Navigation Inn. Some really interesting information boards and attractive and quaint canal cottages - a step back in time

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Thank Louisa R
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We have walked this way many times before. My boys goon their bikes down the canal path. The walkway is even and tidy from rubbish. Near the end of the path, there is an information table explaining the history behind the area. This is very interesting and my kids enjoy looking at it. Furthermore, the bridges and weir have been... More 

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Thank GillBrock84
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Well we keep coming across these amazing finds! This place has benefited from hours and hours and hours of hard graft over a number of years, by volunteers, to make it a beautiful historical little haven. It's steeped in history, from Lime Kilns, to Horse Drawn Trams, to stories of 100s of barges working daily, now it's simply a quiet... More 

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Thank pollyandpete
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot, fusing British countryside and waterways with topographical heritage sieving from the Industrial Revolution. Good for all ages, you can more or less make of it what you like. Reasonable accessibility, although the towpaths alongside the canal isn't as wide or level as others elsewhere in the U.K., and there are cobbles, inevitably.

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Thank Colette M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This used to be a lime works and transhipment complex, now rrstored and turned into superb canal mooring and industrial archeology site. Nicely landscaped with good walks and an interesting display telling the history of the place.

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Thank Terry R
Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Enjoyed a day walking around Bugsworth Basin and along the canal to Whaley Bridge. Plenty of things to see and do and you can finish with a drink at the Navigation Inn. There are a couple of circular walks you can do from the Navigation Inn which take in the views of the surrounding area. Well worth a visit to... More 

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Thank Richard B
Halifax, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We come here quite regularly & it really is beautiful. There are lots of interesting walks with signs dotted around giving information on the history of the place & surrounding quarries etc. Nice flat towpaths to walk along we regularly venture into the nearby village & end up at the Navigation Inn (see separate review) which is actually ON the... More 

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Thank Onnest
Tadley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We have visited twice whilst cruising the canals as this is a great overnight or even longer stay mooring. Built on the site of an old lime kiln with trackways linking the quarry with the barges. Lovely restored bridges and visitor centre and a short walk from Whaley Bridge. Stop whilst walking the dog or a day out, enjoy the... More 

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