|The Peak Forest and the Top Marple Lock|
|The entrance to the Macclesfield Canal|
We passed Goyt Mill which is looks very impressive. It seems to still be in good condition and for once, it’s a mill that hasn’t been turned into flats. It used to spin cotton which was imported through Manchester Docks and taken between the two by canal. However the British textile industry declined in the sixties as Far Eastern countries offered a more competitive deal. My late father worked for Horrockses in Preston for a while and I remember going to visit the mill in the sixties – oh dear that makes me sound old L
We passed Lord Vernon’s Wharf which was originally built to serve His Lordship's coal mines in the area and is now occupied by Braidbar Boats. However there are a lot of long term moorings there which, I suppose, now lay claim to mooring at Lord Vernon’s Wharf.
|Lord Vernon's Wharf|
|The wide where we are moored|
Somewhere between bridges 20 and 21 to High Poynton