Historical Information

This canal was built to provide a more direct line with Manchester and the Potteries but suffered from competition from the railways. It is famous for its beautiful turn-over bridges, which were constructed so that there was no need to unhitch the horse when the towing path changed sides across the canal.


See also:

Waterways A-Z
Map of UK Waterways

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