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Guided walk along the Peak Forest Canal, Derbyshire

Event organised by ICE

02 July 2022
11:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)
Whaley Bridge
Whaley Lane
High Peak
Derbyshire, SK23 7AF
United Kingdom

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Join the ICE Manchester branch, exploring the Peak Forest Canal and the variety of engineering heritage in the area.

The walk will include:

  • Toddbrook Reservoir, constructed to feed the canal and the site of the 2019 incident that led to the evacuation of parts of Whaley Bridge
  • Bugsworth Basin, one of the largest and busiest inland ports in its heyday, connecting gritstone and limestone quarries in Derbyshire with Manchester
  • New Mills, investigating the various structures and mill buildings still to be found in The Torrs along the River Goyt.

There is a shorter two-mile walk option, ending at Bugsworth Basin

The longer five-mile walk option will continue on to New Mills (an additional three miles, five miles in total)

Choose whichever walk suits you best.

We will be stopping at a pub in Bugsworth Basin and the walk will end at a pub in New Mills where refreshments will be available as well as toilets. People can bring along a packed lunch too as both pubs have spaces outside.

The event is open to all so please feel free to bring along friends and family.


Venue: Meet at Whaley Bridge station car park, off Buxton Road/Whaley Lane, SK23 7AF

Suitable for all, though people in wheelchairs or with pushchairs may struggle in some parts.

Time: 10:45, departing at 11:00, 2 July 2022


Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen Harrison


senior associate director

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Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen joined Balfour Beatty in 2001 in the building division working as a Site Engineer, building schools in the north of England. After 5 years she became a Design Manager, working closely with the design team to finalise the design and solve problems from site.

In 2013 she joined Jacobs in the Utilities department, focusing on drainage and wastewater treatment works, before moving into the Water and Environment department, leading the River Engineering team focusing on flood protection and prevention.

In 2020 she joined the Transportation Department and took on the Framework Manager role on the Professional Services Framework for Lancashire County Council.

Kathleen is passionate about promoting civil engineering, Inclusion and Diversity and positive mental health in the workplace. She studied a BEng in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Bradford and a MSc in Construction Management at the University of Salford. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer and last year a Fellow of the ICE.

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski