449 Marple Bridge

"Bridge that gap" - they certainly do this in style at Marple for here two magnificent bridges span the River Goyt. People came from miles around to see the "Grand Aqueduct" when it opened in 1800, then, 50 years later, an even higher railway viaduct was built. Brabyns Park, not to be outdone, has an historic Iron Bridge, while Compstall boasts a twin-arched stone bridge. Then even more bridges, each with a face carved in the centre, cross the Peak Forest Canal. If you like bridges then this is the walk for you.

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LOCATION: Five miles east of Stockport
START: Brabyns Brow car park on A626, just below Marple station
Grid ref: SJ964893 Postcode: SK6 5AA
DISTANCE: 3.5 miles
GRADE: Easy, but one rather muddy field
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak or Explorer - Manchester & Salford
REFRESHMENTS: Marple Bridge & George Hotel
EN ROUTE: Goyt Way, Compstall


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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