Ashton Canal – Virtual Cruise (VC)

The Ashton Canal runs from Ducie Street Junction in Manchester to meet the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to the east of Dukinfield Junction.

Map showing the route of the Ashton Canal.

You can make a virtual cruise (VC) along the canal from the comfort of your armchair.  Just select your starting point below, then click the next buttons to move along the canal.

Ducie Street Junction

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Ducie Street Junction, where the Ashton Canal meets the Rochdale Canal.

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 starts at Ducie Street Junction and passes under the bridge and buildings to the left of the photo.

Waterway KilometerageROCHD 01.965.01
OS Grid ReferenceSJ 84823 98212
Date and Time091015 142818
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Fairfield Junction

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Fairfield Junction where the abandoned Hollinwood Canal once met the Ashton Canal.

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.

The Ashton Canal climbs out of Manchester (behind the camera) and turns sharp right immediately above the lock on its way to meet the Peak Forest Canal at Dukinfield Junction and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal just beyond.

Waterway KilometerageASHTON 05.920.05
OS Grid ReferenceSJ 90071 97897
Date and Time160215 092009
Copyright ©Paul Balmer