Bugsworth Canal Basin
Visit the last remaining canal/tramway interchange in the UK, located on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire. It was first opened in 1796 and closed around 1927. It has been fully restored by volunteers and it re-opened to the public in 2005.
There’s plenty of interest for everyone here. Follow the Bugsworth Trail with free guides available at all times from dispensers on site. Marvel at the size of this once busy place which employed hundreds of men, women and children who loaded limestone onto 70 boats a day to feed the growing demands of the Industrial Revolution.
Learn about the lime kilns, the uses of limestone and all about the Peak Forest tramway.
Bugsworth Canal Basin is now a tranquil place for visitors to enjoy. Watch the boats and wildlife coming and going throughout the year. You may even get to see a heron or a kingfisher, or chat to the friendly boat owners. You may even see an old working boat as well.
At the Visitor Information Centre you can buy ice cream, Bugsworth Basin books and souvenirs.
Location Details: Brown Signed off A6 between Hazel Grove and Buxton.
Nearest Rail Stations Chinley on the Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield Line and Whaley Bridge on the Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton Line.
Sat Nav Code: Use Post Code SK23 7NF
Opening Times: The Basin is open at all times.The Information Centre, Shop and Toilet (including disabled) open week-ends and Public Holidays during the season. Limited parking on site. Easy disabled access to most parts of the complex.
Costs: Free Admission
Photo Credits: The Inland Waterways Protection Society Ltd.
For further information please visit: http://www.bugsworthbasin.org