Further Funds Secured for Caldon Canal Towpath Improvements21 January 2015
£1.5m has been secured by Staffordshire County Council to allow towpath improvements to continue along the Caldon Canal.
In February 2014, work to improve the towpath along the Caldon Canal, including the Leek Arm, began at Stockton Brook near Stoke-on-Trent. This was part of a £7.5m project, funded by the Government’s National Park Cycle fund and other organisations, to improve cycle access to and around the Peak District. One of the four new cycle ways that was to be developed as part of the project included the Caldon Canal towpath, which was to be improved as a result.
An initial £2m was provided for the towpath improvements and to date the work carried out has helped to link Stockton Brook, Endon and Deep Hayes Country Park. It has been announced that the further £1.5m will be used to finish the towpath improvements as the resurfacing of the towpath to Leek and Cheddleton is yet to be completed.
The estimated completion date is January 2016.
Photo: Towpath works on the Caldon Canal