This mill was only built in 1905, so quite young in mill terms!
Ah, more moored boats, must be near the town now. What's that .... a space up ahead?
Well, it would have been a mooring space, had this boat not moored in the middle, so leaving 40ft of space either side of him. Thanks Pal.
No mooring space here either.
So it's through the junction, where we did find a mooring, but it was 2ft away from the bank front and back. Never mind, we'll just have to jump!
Approaching the junction, where the Macclesfield Canal meets the Peak Forest Canal.
Cross over bridge at the junction
Looking back at the old dry dock
Top of Marple locks. This route takes you through Hyde to Ashton Under Lyme where the Peak Forest Canal meets the Ashton Canal left to Manchester, and right onto the Huddersfield Canal.
The quirky lock 4 on the Marple flight.....
As the exit to the lock is under a road, there's a little cubby hole type exit from the lock gates
This is the Regent Cinema at Marple, recommended by MAFFI, as a lovely place as it's so small (in cinema terms). Les Miserables was showing, unfortunately we're not into that singing stuff, and I certainly want to remember Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, not some slick haired frenchy.
Marple is a lovely little town, with lots of little shops, including a great butchers and veg shops, and again, a co-op (there's alot of them around these parts!). So fully stocked with green stuff, and red stuff, we turned right onto the Upper Peak Forest Canal, and to these views ........
That's Whaley Bridge in the distance
Just like being back on the Llangollen! Beautiful.
I don't know why we've left it so long to explore these parts.