Thursday, 9 April 2015

back in time

After leaving Bollington with its huge mills we headed for Bugsworth basin near Whaley Bridge. The canal from Marple down to the basin is very shallow, however it is worth the effort.
Bugsworth is a vast complex of basins which were long ago a very busy industrial hive of activity, with lime kilns and tramways bringing stone down from the quarries in the peaks high above.
yesterday we walked up the tramway and through the village of Chinley, to find ourselves up in the remains of some quarries. The views over Bugsworth were staggering. The round trip was about 10 miles and we were ready for a glass of wine in the sunshine by the time we returned to Oakapple.


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