Bugsworth Canal Basin was once the largest and busiest inland port on the narrow canal system and the only one to survive intact. Today, it's popular with boaters and a great place to start a country walk.
Address: Bugsworth Basin, Brookside, Buxworth, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK23 7NE
Visit time: 2-3 hours
Price: Apart from parking, it's free
Parking: Free parking at the basin
Toilets: Toilets at visitors centre in the basin
Bugsworth Basin Heritage Trust
The Bugsworth Basin Heritage Trust (previously the Inland Waterways Protection Society) run a small but interesting visitor centre and museum, along with some local events. See their website for details.
The Peak Forest Tramway Trail
The Peak Forest Tramway Trail has been re-opened from Bugsworth Basin for 2.6kms to Charley Lane near Bridgeholm Green. The trail follows the route of the old tramway linking Bugsworth Basin to Dove Holes Quarries.
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A good place to spot boats in the summer
Pub by the basin
Boat trips - public, Boat trips - charter
Some benches can be found at the basin and in Whaley Bridge
There is a trail around the basin- information from the Visitor Centre
linking Bugsworth Basin to Dove Holes Quarries
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