Before a certain global pandemic and nationwide lockdown scuppered everything, the Canal & River Trust had a welcome slate of work to repair some of the worst patches of the Upper Peak Forest Canal between Marple and Disley. Now they’re back.
As if by magic, the impressive Torrs Gorge lying below New Mills suddenly has a brand new footbridge, re-connecting part of the Torrs Riverside Park cut off since late 2015.
Welcome, fellow explorer of these hallowed corners, where Greater Manchester meets Cheshire and Derbyshire on the edges of the Peak District. A special confluence of hills and mills, of ways and waterways, of peaks and puddles.