Green flags for five canals

Peak Forest Canal in the Peak District is one of five waterways that has achieved Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award status. Image courtesy of Inland Waterways Association Peak Forest Canal in the Peak District is one of five waterways that has achieved Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award status. Image courtesy of Inland Waterways Association

The Canal & River Trust has secured Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award status for five canals – and Marple Aqueduct, England’s highest aqueduct.

The status has been awarded to River Lee Navigation in London, Chesterfield Canal in East Midlands, Shropshire Union Canal Middlewich Branch in Cheshire, Peak Forest Canal in the Peak District and the Macclesfield Canal in Cheshire.

Marple’s aqueduct, which carries the Peak Forest Canal over the River Goyt, near Stockport, and the flight of 16 locks, Marple Lock Flight, one of the steepest sections in the country, have also been recognised for the first time with a Green Heritage Award

“We are delighted to have been awarded Green Flag status at six of our waterways,” said Ian Rogers, Canal & River Trust customer services and operations director. “The award is a great boost for visitors, signaling that these canals are high quality public places for people to use and enjoy – and a fitting recognition of all the hard work by our staff and volunteers.

The waterway sites are among 1,797 parks and green spaces across the UK judged to be some of the best green spaces in the country.

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