New MillsWhaley Bridge

Newwha three
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By nightauk on 07 Aug 2021


Distance

6km/4mi

Ascent

89m

Descent

83m

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Description

This route aims to make the Peak Forest Canal (NewWha 1 route) accessible to wheels.
It is slightly longer 5.7km +51m / -44m.
From Station Rd (a cul-de-sac), this route uses the second left turn for a gentle descent to the Torrs Millennium Walkway (photo 1) and paths of the Torrs Riverside Park (photo 2) to cross the River Goyt (photo 3), noting the Archimedes Screw on the left.
Under the viaduct, ascend the ramp (photo 4, the worst of 3 drainage channels across the ramp) to the Rock Tavern at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, Wirksmoor Rd (Photo 5 looking back down the ramp).
At the A6015 there is a pedestrian crossing and another cul-de-sac, Victoria Street, gives access to the Peak Forest Canal (photo 6, from canal looking back).
The towpath is broad and surfaced (almost entirely old tarmac?) (photo 7 Furness Vale Marina).
Approaching the confluence with the Whaley Bridge arm of the canal there is a footpath on the left (beaten earth) into the woods (photo 8) with a right turn (earth and limestone chippings, rather narrow, room for widening) to a tunnel under the canal (photo 9). This is always a bit wet at the near end but not impassable.
The path leads into Sainsburys car park and continues along the right hand side of the building to a wheelchair ramp up to the canal towpath (photo 10, looking back at the ramp from the canal).
At Whaley Bridge canal basin (photo 11) there is a narrow footbridge. Is this wide enough for a wheelchair or similar?
Right after the Wharf buildings along Canal Street to emerge onto Market Street opposite the rail station

This route aims to make the Peak Forest Canal (NewWha 1 route) accessible to wheels.
It is slightly longer 5.7km +51m / -44m.
From Station Rd (a cul-de-sac), this route uses the second left turn for a gentle descent to the Torrs Millennium Walkway (photo 1) and paths of the Torrs Riverside Park (photo 2) to cross the River Goyt (photo 3), noting the Archimedes Screw on the left.
Under the viaduct, ascend the ramp (photo 4, the worst of 3 drainage channels across the ramp) to the Rock Tavern at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, Wirksmoor Rd (Photo 5 looking back down the ramp).
At the A6015 there is a pedestrian crossing and another cul-de-sac, Victoria Street, gives access to the Peak Forest Canal (photo 6, from canal looking back).
The towpath is broad and surfaced (almost entirely old tarmac?) (photo 7 Furness Vale Marina).
Approaching the confluence with the Whaley Bridge arm of the canal there is a footpath on the left (beaten earth) into the woods (photo 8) with a right turn (earth and limestone chippings, rather narrow, room for widening) to a tunnel under the canal (photo 9). This is always a bit wet at the near end but not impassable.
The path leads into Sainsburys car park and continues along the right hand side of the building to a wheelchair ramp up to the canal towpath (photo 10, looking back at the ramp from the canal).
At Whaley Bridge canal basin (photo 11) there is a narrow footbridge. Is this wide enough for a wheelchair or similar?
Right after the Wharf buildings along Canal Street to emerge onto Market Street opposite the rail station

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New Mills
Grid Ref SJ9994185403
Lat / Lon 53.36552° / -2.00233°
Easting / Northing 399,942E / 385,404N
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Whaley Bridge
Grid Ref SK0115581467
Lat / Lon 53.33013° / -1.98412°
Easting / Northing 401,155E / 381,467N
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