Peak Forest Canal, Marple Aqueduct.


From Date: 10/01/2017 08:00

To Date: 11/01/2017 17:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Vegetation

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Peak Forest Canal

Starts at: Aqueduct 5, Marple Aqueduct

Ends at: Aqueduct 5, Marple Aqueduct


Our contractors will be carrying out vegetation cutting at Marple Aqueduct on 10th and 11th January 2017.  This will involve climbers abseiling over both sides of the Aqueduct where they will have to trail the ropes across the canal channel to abseil down the aqueduct walls.  Because of this:

•            The canal will be closed to boat traffic at Marple Aqueduct between 8am & 3:30pm on Tuesday 10th January 2017.

•            There will be restrictions to navigation on Wednesday 11th January 2017 between 8am and 3.30pm.  You shouldn’t be delayed by more than an hour.

This work is an essential part of our ongoing maintenance of the aqueduct.  Please be cautious when approaching the aqueduct and follow the contractor’s instructions.