Lock flight reopens

Repairs to the Marple lock flight are complete Repairs to the Marple lock flight are complete
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Marple Lock Flight on the Peak Forest Canal has reopened after 20 months of emergency repairs.

Problems with the lock chamber walls first at Lock 15 and then Lock 11 have resulted in the lock flight being closed to through-traffic since September 2017.

Repairs were carried out by the Canal & River Trust working alongside volunteers.

“Big thanks to the wonderful army of volunteers in this area,” said Canal & River Trust supervisor Tracey Jackson. “Throughout the work, they have continued to keep this area looking lovely for visitors and staffed the welcome station at the junction with the Macclesfield Canal.

“As the canal reopens for boats, we are expecting another busy summer.”

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