Virtual Cruise - Ashton under Lyne to Hyde (1)

Portland Basin, Ashton under Lyne
The Peak Forest Canal leaves the Ashton Canal here at Portland Basin, passing under the stone towpath bridge on the right and across the Dukinfield aqueduct over the River Tame.
Dukinfield Aqueduct
Looking back across Dukinfield Aqueduct to the Ashton Canal and Portland Basin Museum.
Peak Forest Canal at Dukinfield Aqueduct
Strictly speaking, Dukinfield Aqueduct was a branch of the Ashton Canal and the Peak Forest Canal starts at the south-east end of the aqueduct. This canal boundary is maked by a "zero" milestone against the end of the parapet wall.
Peak Forest Canal at Dukinfield
The surroundings quickly become surprisingly green and attractive. Looking back towards Ashton from the canal at Dukinfield.
Peak Forest Canal at Dukinfield
A few stone blocks are the only reminder of the old gas works basin and wharf that was once alongside the canal in Dukinfield.
Dukinfield Lift Bridge
Stanley Lift Bridge at Dukinfield, looking south.
passing Dukinfield
A surprisingly green section as the canal passes Dukinfield.
Dog Lane Bridge at Globe Square, Dukinfield
Dog Lane Bridge, near Globe Square, Dukinfield, carries Ashton Street across the canal.
Looking north from Dog Lane Bridge, Dukinfield
Looking back northwards from Dog Lane Bridge, Dukinfield.

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