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Peak Forest Canal walk: Meeting place and Time

Friday 5th July 2024 from 11:00am

Our next walk is taking place Peak Forest Canal and Tracy Duggan is going to be our guide. The walk will take about 2 hours. We shall meet at the Bohemian Bus!

The Bohemian Bus is located in the Furness Vale Business Park (Calico Lane, Furness Vale, High Peak, SK23 7SW), based on the original Print Works 1790.  The cobbled road leading to the business park, Calico Lane, gives away its purpose - to process and print cotton. See link below for full directions and location. BUT for anyone joining the walk by public transport, you can catch a train from Manchester to Furness Vale or the 199 bus from Stockport.

The Peak Forest Canal is in the High Peak, Derbyshire at this point and is the starting point for our walk which is about 8km / 5 miles in total. As we walk along the canal, we move into Cheshire at New Mills in Derbyshire, the river Goyt represents the boundary. The Goyt Valley is a natural ‘pinch point’ in the landscape and houses the A6, two railways (Manchester-Buxton, Manchester-Sheffield) the Peak Forest Canal and the River Goyt.  

 

We drop under the Buxton line and cross back into Derbyshire at Mousely Bottom. A nature reserve along the River Goyt.   We exit this across the impressive Millennium Walkway in the ‘park under the town’ at New Mills (well worth a visit if you have the time).  The bridge fills a gap in the long-distance Goyt Way path and is perched over a length of the River Goyt. 

 

We exit along the river, past Goytside farm (and the llamas) and Carr’s farm to rejoin the Peak Forest Canal near the start of the walk retracing our steps back to the bus where you can enjoy  some of the tasty food and drinks on offer. 

 

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What happens?

We all meet and do some quick introductions and then set off. Gary will bring along some supervision cards, so if people fancy using the time for some peer supervision, the cards can offer you a nice way to reflect on your practice.

The event is free (unless you fancy some refreshments from the Bohemian Bus!)

What to bring?

Whilst the walk isn't technical and is entirely along footpaths, it can get muddy, so I'd recommend walking boots for the puddles and a waterproof in case it rains and sunscreen if it's sunny.

Fancy joining?

If you'd like to come along feel free to join the WhatsApp Group where we announce the plans. If you'd prefer not to join a WhatsApp group, there's a LinkedIn Group that myself and Claire Pedrick look after which has Coach walks all across the country and of course, you can just drop me a text on the day so I know to look out for you!

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