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2018.07.04 - New Mills Station at ~SJ997853, ~300m E then ~300m NNW, ~NNE to Whitle, ~NW to Castle Edge Farm, ~WSW then SSW to Shaw Farm, ~WSW to Midshires Way, under railtrack & ~150m past Strines Station, ~N re-crossing above railtrack, ~NW following railtrack to Windybottom Farm, ~W under railtrack continuing to River Goyt & following it, ~N under brick railway viaduct, pass (Roman) Lakes, ~N to Marple Bridge & cross River Goyt, ~SW on A626Rd past Marple Station, ~S up some of 16 locks on Peak Forest Canal, at SJ962884 canal splits in two - continue on The Macclesfield Canal to ~SJ957866, cross canal bridge & continue zig-zagging generally E past Lea Cote & Turf Lea Farms to rejoin Peak Forest Canal (opposite distant Strines), follow P.F. canal S/E to ~ SJ998849, ~N across A6015 Rd & over River Goyt to New Mills Station at ~SJ997853. - leader David Jefferies - Wednesday - about 12.5 miles

leaving New Mills Station (travelled on a Sheffield to Manchester slow train - stopping all stations) 
to our right we saw rail track into New Mills, the old disused Mill, and a bit of the Millennium Pedestrian Bridge to the left
suburbia in the countryside
Bower House Farm? Not shown on map.
Stile (after passing through a farmyard) 
turn left after stile (no way straight up)
walking up on edge of the golf course
our stop for 'tea'
pub festooned for the World Football Cup - England played Colombia the evening before our walk and won on penalties
tunnel under railway track - Strines Station to right of exit
looking back at Strines Station from bridge crossing rail track
Goyt Way makes a 'V' turn here
keep on path to right - do not turn down left!
note stone cantilever beams supporting the eaves.
yet another tunnel under rail track

The River Goyt

not clear what this gate leads to?

Goyt Way and  'bridleway' past the Roman Lakes diverge later near the Lakes
passing under a brick railway viaduct
weir on River Goyt near Viaduct
Strange notice implying the bridleway is now a 'road' for vehicular traffic and walkers should keep off? Needs challenging!
River Goyt
One of the Roman Lakes (trees / brush along bridleway obscures view of some Lakes)
into Marple
verandah on the edge of the River Goyt

Marple Bridge on the A626 road
River Goyt downstream of Marple Bridge
a diversion just beyond Marple Bridge near playground area for lunch
returning to the A626 road & the walk
seen from the A626 road

seen from the A626 road

Peak Forest Canal - various 'walks' follow the canal and as marked on maps could confuse
flight of locks - see notice photographed for details


Canal & River Trust - a charity - doing repair / maintenance works

turning off The Macclesfield Canal here left over this bridge and heading roughly east to rejoin the Peak Forest Canal
a view from the bridge
heading to rejoin The Peak Forest Canal
not ancient stones - placed fairly recently for decoration
hawthorn hedge supports hay bail?
Lea Cote Farm
Turf Lea Farm? Supplying wood for burning
winding up bridge on Peak Forest Canal to permit passage of  canal boat 
tame herons not easily disturbed by humans
stop logs - for shutting water course at prepared points for maintenance or in emergencies
we turned off towards New Mills Station close to this Marina
The Millennium Walkway and the old mill close to New Mills Station
as above - but different view
The River Goyt

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