Trent & Mersey Canal
This cross-country canal takes in the best of what the North Midlands has to offer, with stunning views over the Cheshire Plain.
It takes you through scenes from the nature reserve at picturesque Fradley Junction to the rich industrial history of Stoke-on-Trent’s potteries district.
The Trent & Mersey Canal is a vital part of the network’s heritage, the ambitious project of the great canal engineer James Brindley. It is full of interesting features that reflect its history, including Harecastle Tunnel, the steep lock flight known as ‘Heartbreak Hill’, and the traditional canal town of Shardlow.
The towpath makes a green corridor through Stoke-on-Trent, as well as offering a cycling and walking route through rural Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire.
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