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Ashton Canal – Stockport Branch

The Stockport Branch of the Ashton Canal is 5 miles long.  It leaves the Ashton Canal at Clayton Junction and runs through to Stockport Basin.

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Facts & Stats

5 miles


The Stockport branch of the Ashton Canal is 5 miles (7.87 km) long.

0 locks

There are no locks on the Stockport Branch


The year the Stockport Branch was opened for trade.

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Sustainable Boating

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Waterways Heritage at Risk

Britain’s canals and rivers are a unique, living heritage. But that heritage is at risk – from urban development, lack of protection, loss of skills and knowledge and climate change.

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Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.