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Upper Peak Forest Canal

Mark Bratt
Day 4 From Marple, we cruise along the Upper Peak Forest Canal. This is one of the highest canals in the country, with great views across to the rolling hills of the Peak District; the UK’s first National Park. This morning there is the opportunity to visit the Torrs Riverside Park (the “Park under the Town”). This little-known area includes a spectacular suspended walkway, and the remains of New Mills rich industrial past. After lunch we continue a short way to Bugsworth Basin, a maze of brick arches that was once one of the largest working inland cargo ports in the country, carrying limestone from the quarries to Manchester. We’ll drop you off in Whaley Bridge, a 5 minute walk from Whaley Bridge Train Station, from where there are regular trains back into Manchester.