Pennine Waterways News

Friday 31 January 2020

Unplanned stoppage at Marple Locks

CRT has announced an additional stoppage on the Peak Forest Canal that is not part of their planned winter work programme.

The stoppage will mean that Marple Locks will be closed from 10th to 28th February 2020.

The stoppage is to enable repairs to be carried out to Locks 12 and 16 to reduce leakage, which is necessary important in helping to maintain water levels whilst Toddbrook Reservoir is out of use.

Lock 12 will have repairs to its headgate to help prevent loss of water. Lock 16 will have repairs to the tailgate cills to reduce leakage and make operation of the lock easier.

The head gate of Lock 12 at Marple.