Whaley Bridge & Peak Forest Canal

Over the hill to the historic canal town of Whaley Bridge, with an easy return along the towpath.

Technical sheet
No. 19570971
A Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire) walk posted on 23/02/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 23/02/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 3.13km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 43m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 47m
Highest point Highest point : 210m
Lowest point Lowest point : 161m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Chinley, Buxworth and Brownside (Derbyshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.335335° / W 1.968117°
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Description

(D/A) From Waters Reach front door of the cottage, turn left and walk past the Navigation Inn. Cross the canal and then the A6 overbridge.

Turn right up Silk Hill, and follow the narrow lane uphill for a little over quarter of a mile. Just before the top of the hill, by a telephone kiosk, turn right into a farm drive (signposted “Shepherd’s Cottage”). Bear right past the farmhouse and a stone barn conversion, and exit via a hand-gate at the bottom of the yard.

(1) Cross a field and join a tarmac path leading downhill above an industrial site. Turn right through a metal kissing gate and descend to an enclosed path alongside the River Goyt, where you bear left.

(2) On emerging into Woodbrook, turn right over the first bridge over the river, the old tramway bridge. Pass a car park to reach the canal basin.

(3) Pass to the right of the wharf building and cross a footbridge over a spillway to join the canal towpath. Follow the towpath under a modern bridge carrying the Tesco access road.

(4) When you reach the canal junction, cross the footbridge on your right and turn right to follow the Bugsworth Arm, shortly passing under the A6. Follow the towpath back to the Navigation Inn. Turn left to return to Waters Reach. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 167m - Waters Reach
1 : km 0.9 - alt. 185m - River Goyt
2 : km 1.27 - alt. 166m - Woodbrook - Old tramway bridge
3 : km 1.52 - alt. 167m - Canal basin - Footbridge
4 : km 2.16 - alt. 163m - Canal junction - Bugsworth Arm
D/A : km 3.13 - alt. 167m - Waters Reach

Useful Information

One moderate climb. Surfaced paths throughout.

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Waters Reach
Holiday Cottage, Buxworth
3 Brookside, Buxworth, High Peak
Derbyshire SK23 7NE
Tel 01433 670262
Email enquiries@watersreach.net
Website www.watersreach.net

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Mon 13 Jun 2022 10:11:44 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 19/05/22
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Good

The first part is a pleasant stroll along the canal to Bugsworth Basin. The Basin has been renovated and there was some boat activity when I was there. My companion and I ate at the Navigation Inn. The food was reasonable in quality and price. I used to frequent the Inn when it was owned by Pat Phoenix, Elsie Tanner of Coronation Street fame.

The second part was the climb back over the hill which we did with little difficulty being rewarded with views over the surrounding countryside.

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