Wednesday, 13 June 2012

We left the Macclesfield Canal at Marple today. We decided to take a detour, following other boaters advice, and headed down the Peak Forest Canal. This is a six mile stretch of canal taking you from Cheshire into Derbyshire.
The canal is very narrow but the views are spectacular.
We arrived at Bugsworth basin this afternoon.It has three arms in which to moor in. However being new to the area, we turned the boat around and reversed into the third arm. Only to find a turning circle near the end.
Just up from the canal is a pub called the Navigation, a very local pub serving good food. It once belonged to Pat Phoenix alias Elsie Tanner from Coronation Steet fame.
The weather has been very good, although a little cold for the time of year.
Below are some of the photographs Wendy took.
Swing Bridge on the Peak Forest Canal
Leaving the Macclesfield Canal
Very tight bridges especially if something is coming the other way

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