The basin itself is the wide part of the Ashton Canal in front of the Portland Basin Museum, which started life as the Ashton Canal Warehouse.
An arm of the canal leads off under the magnificent stone footbridge, across an aqueduct over the River Tame, leading to the Peak Forest Canal.
The photo shows how this is a favourite location for fishing, boating, walking or just hanging around by the water. Not bad for a corner of an industrial northern town!
See Bird's Eye View of this location.
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"Portland Basin" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.
"Portland Basin" is also my contribution to the City Daily Photo March Theme Day of "My Favourite Part of Town".
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