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Portland Basin

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Planning your visit

Address: 1 Portland Pl, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, OL7 0QA

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: Toilets are available in Portland Basin museum

Portland Basin is at the junction of the Peak Forest, Ashton and Huddersfield Narrow canals. It's a great place where canals, boats and people meet, there is a museum located in the old Ashton Canal warehouse offering lots of family friendly activities.

Great for

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • canoeing club


Junction of Ashton and Lower Peak Forest and Huddersfield Canals, Portland Basin Museum (run by Tameside Council), wooden boat society

Spot a boat

A good place to spot boats in the summer


Boat trips

Picnic spot

You can picnic at the museum and there are 2 benches at the junction


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens


Parking is available at Portland Basin Museum

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