Marple Bridge


Trips & Adventures – 8 March 2018

We braved the sleet and snow to catch the train to Marple where the weather was dry and bright and much warmer than recently.

We had a coffee and then found a homely pub – The Norfolk Arms – selling “artisan food”. Artisan food turned out to be pie and chips and mushy peas for an expensive price, but it was delicious and we would recommend returning there.

We climbed the steep hill to Marple and walked down the canal towpath ending at the aqueduct.

Marple Aqueduct was built to carry the lower level of the Peak Forest Canal across a length of the River Goyt and is the highest canal aqueduct in England and the highest masonry-arch aqueduct in Britain. In 1966 it was listed as a Grade 1 ancient monument.

We carried on towards Romiley where we got the train back to Manchester.

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