Probably the most popular place for walking locally is Daisy Nook Country Park, on the boundary between Ashton and Failsworth. The towpath of the disused Hollinwood Branch Canal makes for an easy level walk, while the more adventurous can take the steeper paths through the woodland.
There were four locks here at Waterhouses Locks, which have now been infilled. The two in the photo formed a staircase of two locks joined together.
There are plenty of other easy canal walks near Ashton, such as along the Peak Forest Canal or the Huddersfield Canal.
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