Work Party - Ashton Canal, Manchester

Title Work Party - Ashton Canal, Manchester
Organiser IWA Manchester Branch

IWA Manchester Branch Monthly work party

We will be continuing the work at lock 8 but C&RT Terry is doubtful, weather and delivery wise, if it will be possible to treat the joints in the cobbles which we cleared last month. However there are other tasks to keep us occupied. The one important item to point out is that Terry has to log each car that will be using Asda's car-park and this list goes into Asda just after 10am. If anyone happens to be arriving later that this can they please park at lock 7 and walk up to lock 8. The time limit on this permit is 2pm so please make sure your car has left by then.

We would like to start at 10am, we recommend stout foot-wear and gardening type clothes. Please bring a packed lunch. Home baked cake will be available at brew time. Please let me know if you can attend as I'm only bringing a limited number of portions!

Reports from previous work parties can be viewed here.


There is no direct access to Lock 8, so it’s either via the Asda car park above Lock 7 or walking down from Lock 9, Clayton Lane. Further details will be circulated in the week before the 17th.

By Metro: the Metro station is close to lock 4/5. ie exit the station, cross the footbridge over the canal at Joe Mercer Way, descend the steps to the towpath and walk up to lock 8 to meet up.
Metro station info and Metro station map.

Pedestrians and cyclists: if not using the towpath and/or the Metro, you can access lock 7 from Alan Turing Way, please note Alan Turing Way is a dual carriageway.

Parking is available at either lock 7 or in Stuart Street, which is accessible via Ashton New Road and then from Bank street and Fairclough Street.

Start Date 17/03/2018 10:00
End Date 17/03/2018 16:00
Address M11 4BD
Location map
Contact Number 07710 554602
Category Work Parties & Clean-ups