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Category: Ashton Canal Photos
Looking along the Rochdale Canal at Ducie Street Junction, with the Pennines behind the camera and the Rochdale Nine Locks leading to Castlefield Junction heading to the upper right of the photo.
The Ashton Canal, at the lower left of the photo, meets the Rochdale Canal, running across the width of photo, at Ducie Street Junction.
Looking backwards along our boat when we after emerging from under the building after leaving Ducie Street Junction and heading up the Ashton Canal.
The Ashton Canal climbs through 18 locks between Ducie Street Junction and Fairfield Junction on its way out of Manchester. This is Lock 7, the top of four locks in the Beswick Flight.
Looking along the Ashton Canal towards Manchester to Clayton Junction where the abandoned Stockport Canal once passed under the towpath bridge on its way to Stockport.
Looking up the Clayton Flight of locks on the Ashton Canal leaving Manchester.
Yew Tree Swing Bridge 14 which was normally closed in 2010 when the photo was taken and had to be opened by boaters to let their boat through. By 2018 this had changed so the swing bridge was normally open.
Fairfield Top Lock 18, the last of the eighteen locks on the Ashton Canal as it climbs out of Manchester. Fairfield Junction with the abandoned Hollinwood Canal is immediately above the locks.
Fairfield Junction sits immediately above Fairfield Top Lock 16. The Hollinwood Canal once ran straight ahead where the short remaining arm is now used for a marina.
Looking along the Ashton Canal at Dukinfield Junction, with Manchester behind the camera. The Peak Forest Canal leaves under the bridge to the right on its way to Marple, Whaley Bridge and Bugsworth Basin.
Looking along the last few metres of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal where it meets the Ashton Canal end on.