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2022.04.13 New Mill Central Station SJ997.854, ~E down to River Goyt and across FB at SJ994.853, up very short distance NE & U-turn to go ~S on Worksmoor Torval Rd, cross Albion Rd (A6015) and down short Victoria Str to The Peak Forest Canal. Follow Canal for about 6 km initially ~W then turning ~NNW toward short of the P F Canal locks (descending to / thru Marple). At SJ961.884 branch off ~W across Suttons Lane to join and follow The Macclesfield Canal which turns roughly Southward for about 5.5km past Poynton Marina to Bridge at SJ945.832 taking Lyme Road ~E across the Canal and continuing ~ESE for ~2km and turning ~ENE behind the Lyme Park Hall passing the East Lodge (a park FP entrance) and on to Longside Cottage and Redmoor Farm then ~NNE on Redmoor Lane to the A6 Rd at New Town, ~W for ~100m on A6 to just past Newtown Station then NE on A6015 to cross The Peak Forest Canal and return to New Mill Central Station leader Gordon Pursglove Wednesday 17 on walk about 12.5 miles

1 New Mills Central railway Station
7 Group photo standing on footbridge over River Goyt
8 The once New Mill? The Millenium walkway is fixed to the high retaining wall to the left (not used on this walk
9 The River Goyt downstream of the Footbridge
10 we came up from the Foot br4idge and U-turned here (away from building to go toward the Peak Forest Canal some distance on.
17 first sight of The Peak Forest Canal
18 Sign says 'New Mill Marina
19 one of the factories next to the canal presumably using barge transport in earlier days
21 buildimg works in progress along the canal - probably for housing
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25 narrow barges are mainly used for pleasure or sometimes as mobile homes. Some take trippers
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60 push Control + to enlarge and hopefully read about Disley parish
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64 Peak and Northern Footpath Society sign
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76 morning tea break
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86 geese hoping for tea break scraps?
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106 canals and paths require continuous maintenance. Cyclists can use towpaths but are asked to dismount  in certain circumstances
108 an ancient track over which the canal is bridged by a  tunnel / viaduct - see next picture
109 the 'tunnel' under the canal
111 this looks like a tilting bridge
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128 interesting oriental artwork but no salesman in sight
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133 Spring blossom
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138 Goose in it's nest
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147 the towpath has switched from one side to the other over a bridgr just before this point
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155 The turnoff into Macclesfield Canal from Peak Forest Canal  (we went above tow path on wrong side for us)
156 Locks of Peak Forest Canal descending down / through Marple
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162 up and down here - towpath on far side
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171 Old Mill (Goyt))
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202 Mangrove tree growing alongside canal.
203 Stone walls on canal edge has collapsed here. Dredging to keep canal to correct depth could be a factor. Walls often replaced in such places with galvanised trench sheets
204 stop-logs stored in various sites along canals. can be used to isolate lenths of canal which can be pumped out for maintenance
205 ptivate quay possibly with trench sheets?
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208 Stone Milestones - many now eroded.
215 ducklings - some on the bank with mother
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223 railway line built after canal constructed would have given some planning & execution problems
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240 Poynton Marina? or part of it
244 Map of the Poynton area. The Macclesfield Canal is shown on the right side. The turn off bridge over the canal to Lyme Park and hall is not clearly indicated but is quite close to the repair yard in next picture
245 a barge building / rebuilding yard alongside the canal
246 in middle left the bridge over the entrance to the barge repair yard. The turn off bridge crossing the canal to Lyme Park is close to this point where picture taken.
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257 a fairly high dry stone wall being rebuilt
258 The Hall in Lyme Park. We turned left and the passed behind it
260 the lake in lyme park
263 zoomed into the Lyme Hall stables
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266 not sure how successful these 'bee' stations have been?
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269 The Cage (hunting tower or watch tower in earlier days)
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273 Deer Sanctuary passed
275 Horse Coppice Reservoir - Bollinhurst reservoir closeby above it
276 zoomed into some deer
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282 Millenium Wood (created by Borough of Macclesfield)
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312 lamb apparently deserting mother - friendly with humans
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319 back to New Mill close to New Mill Central Railway Station

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