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Whaley Bridge to Marsden
(Upper & Lower Peak forest and Huddersfield Narrow Canals)
Standedge Tunnel

20th - 27th April 2023 (7 nights)


This trip will start at either Whaley Bridge Arm (train station close by) or in Bugsworth Basin if guests are travelling by car)  on the Upper Peak Forest Canal.

Total distance is 32 miles, and 59 locks . There are 5 moveable bridges; 13 small aqueducts or underbridges and 5 tunnels (Hyde Bank Tunnel (308 yards long), Woodley Tunnel (176 yards long), Supermarket Tunnel (164 yards long), Scout Tunnel (205 yards long) and Standedge Tunnel (5698 yards long) – a total of 3 miles, and 1 major aqueduct (Marple Aqueduct (105 yards long)).

Guests will arrive approximately 1.30pm on day one and after an introductory blah blah (and most probably glass of something fizzy) we’ll chug off to begin our adventure.

The aim will be to make it up as we go along but might have to put in a long day or 2 in order to meet Standedge Tunnel booking times… we’ll see how we go.

Pubs on route include; The Ring o Bells, The White House, The Roaches Lock, The Granby Arms, The Navigation Inn and finally in Marsden, The Railway.

NB – pub visits are NOT compulsory … just encouraged by Capt. Ellis.

At the end of the trip, we’ll have arrived in Marsden and guests will depart following breakfast on the final morning.

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