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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...more
We hired Mary for the day, it was a brilliant day and we all had a great laugh. The
Boat was a great size for novices like us to handle. Floating along the canal was very relaxing, the views around Marple and over the aqueduct...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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