Ashton Canal 1/1 by Tripoto

Ashton Canal

Mark Bratt
Day 2 The next morning we have a bit of work ahead; climbing through 18 locks on the Ashton Canal, out of Manchester city center, via Sport City, the Velodrome, and Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad Stadium. We travel through the gritty Eastern suburbs of Beswick, Clayton & Droylsden, an area of recent and ongoing regeneration. We moor at the start of the Lower Peak Forest Canal, close to Portland Basin Museum. Time permitting, feel free to have a look around the museum which gives insights into the history of Greater Manchester and includes a mock 1920’s street. We may moor close by or continue on a little more depending on time and how people are feeling.