The Ashton Canal

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Photo Highlights of the Ashton Canal

A virtual cruise along the Ashton Canal

The history of the Ashton Canal

John Smith Photo Archives of the Ashton Canal

Photo Archives of the Ashton Canal

Stockport Branch of the Ashton Canal

Beat Bank Branch of the Ashton Canal

Hollinwood Branch of the Ashton Canal

On-line maps showing the Ashton Canal

Also on Pennine Waterways:

The Peak Forest Canal

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal

The Rochdale Canal

Waterways in Manchester and Salford

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Bridgewater Canal

The Macclesfield Canal

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Ashton Canal

The Ashton Canal runs between Ashton under Lyne and Manchester, UK.

It was formerly known as the Manchester and Ashton under Lyne Canal.

It links the Huddersfield Narrow and Peak Forest Canals with the Rochdale and Bridgewater Canals and forms part of the "Cheshire Ring"

It originally had branches running to Stockport and Hollinwood.

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These related books are available from - follow links for details:

The South Pennine Ring

by John Lower

Hollinwood Canal

by G Fanning

Pearson's Canal Companion: The Cheshire Ring 

by Michael Pearson
Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey and Bridgewater canals and Rochdale Nine. Colour photos and diagrams. Clear descriptions. 2009 edition.

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