Lock 31w, named Geoffrey Dickens Lock after the late Member of Parliament, but really Ward Lane Lock..
Looking west, back down the Diggle flight, from the top lock, Summit Lock (32w).
Summit Lock, 32w, at the start of the canal's summit level.
Looking east along the top level towards Diggle - the start of the highest stretch of canal in Britain. A boat reaching this point from Manchester will have climbed through 59 locks! The hills in the backround give an idea of the depth of the Standedge tunnel beneath them.
Rounding the final bend, the Diggle portal of Standedge Tunnel comes into sight. The trans-Pennine railway crosses the canal and enters its own tunnel a little further on.
Looking back westwards from the Diggle portal.
Approaching the Diggle portal of Standedge Tunnel, boats queue waiting to be taken through the tunnel to Marsden.