Looking towards Lock 24w from below the old bridge at Wool Road.
Looking north east along Lock 24w at the start of the Diggle Flight.
Boats are generally not allowed to pass this point unless they have a passage booked through Standedge Tunnel.
Looking back at Lock 24w, Woolroad Lock.
Demolition of industrial buildings has revealed the previously hidden facade of this former warehouse just below Lock 25w. The canal was opened only as far as this pound while Standedge Tunnel was being constructed.
A view of the flight of locks leading up from Wool Road to Diggle, looking east. The nearest lock here is Lock 25w.
The Diggle locks 35w to 32w were the last part of the canal to be built. They are unusual in having only one gate at each end, both being hung on the side opposite the towpath, along with all the paddle gear. A path runs along the canal opposite the towpath for the paddle operator. These arrangements were presumably designed to speed up the passage of boats, enabling the tow ropes to remain attached to horse and boat without snagging the lock gate arms.
Lock 25w, Diggle flight.
Looking east up the Diggle flight, showing Lock 26w.
Lock 28w, Diggle.