Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals
From Date: 01/08/2019 18:00
To Date: 07/08/2019 16:26 inclusive
Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Water resources
Is the towpath closed? Yes
Closest waterway: Peak Forest Canal
Starts at: Bridge 26, Dryhurst Bridge
Ends at: Transhipment Warehouse Whaley Bridge
The Marple flight on the Peak Forest canal and the Bosley flight on the Macclesfield canal have now re-opened. However, the Upper Peak Forest canal will remain closed from Bridge 26 to Whaley Bridge. Our staff and volunteers are on both lock flights which can provide some support and assistance travelling through the locks.
Please ensure you stay up to date with the latest information and immediately contact the police if you’re in any doubt about your safety.
We will be able to provide further updates as soon as we can for more information, visit our Toddbrook Reservoir news page
Following the heavy rainfall which has caused widespread problems across the North West, we’re currently working with local agencies to manage the potential risks arising from damage to the spillway at Toddbrook Reservoir which feeds the Peak Forest Canal. Our engineers are on site assessing the scale of the damage and over the next few hours we will be doing all we can to draw down water from the reservoir in a controlled way to reduce the risk to surrounding communities
In the meantime we have taken the decision to close the Marple flight on the Peak Forest canal and the Bosley flight on the Macclesfield canal whilst we manage the potential risks. The emergency services are taking every precaution including evacuating local properties and closing local roads to maintain public safety. If you are boating in this area please take every precaution.
We will provide a further update tomorrow morning.