Rounding the curve, Lock 2w comes into view, with the majestic Wellington Mill alongside the canal.
Plantation Street Bridge and Lock 2w, with Wellington Mill behind. This lock also had hydraulically operated tail gates as the bridge here had been widened. These have now been replaced with crooked beams.
Looking east at Plantation Street from Lock 2w to Lock 3w.
Lock 3w and Whitelands Mill, Ashton under Lyne.
After Clarence Street the canal passes over the River Tame on Stakes Aqueduct (also known as Stalybridge Aqueduct). The canal is carried in a cast-iron trough while the towpath crosses an arched stone bridge alongside. The aqueduct was built in 1800, replacing the original stone aqueduct, damaged by flooding, and was one of the earliest cast iron canal troughs in the country.
Looking back west from near Stanley Street, Stalybridge. The narrow part in the distance is the aqueduct over the River Tame.
Looking west from Peel Street, where the canal makes a 90 degree curve. The narrow section marks the site of a swing bridge.
Looking east from Peel Street, approaching Stalybridge, with the Barge Inn on High Street on the right.