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Geo Walk: a fresh perspective on the landscape of the Peak Forest Canal.
Sat 22 April 2017, 10:00 – 12:00 BST
Why does the River Goyt meander through Marple, and why did we need to build Marple Aqueduct? Why is there coal in Marple and how did geology affect the building of the Peak Forest Canal? Join a local geologist for this two-hour moderate walk and deepen your understanding of this picturesque canal and its landscape. You’ll never look at your surroundings in the same way again!
This free guided walk is suitable for young people and adults with good mobility. It is a moderate walk along the towpath, which covers 2.31km with a vertical ascent of 30m. Please wear sturdy shoes, and sensible clothes for the weather.
Meet on the road side of Lock 7, Marple Lock Flight, at 10 am. We will return to Lock 7 by 12 noon. The nearest parking is in Brabyns Park off Station Road.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund