"Look how the bridge is made in two halves", said Roger, "It's so they needn't disconnect the towrope when coming through the locks". He also told us about the 1841 Hazlehurst Aqueduct, which carries one branch of the Caldon Canal over the other. But even if you haven't got an engineering expert along there's lots to see at Deep Hayes Country Park.
LOCATION: Two miles south west of Leek
START: Deep Hayes Country Park signed from A53, by The Wheel pub. Toilets.
Grid ref: SJ961534 Postcode: ST9 9QQ
DISTANCE: 7.5 miles
GRADE: Easy, but muddy in places
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Hollybush Inn
EN ROUTE: Cats Edge, Stanley Pool, Cumberledge Pool
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News