Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Iron Bridge and Rail Trail in Marple

Another lovely evening, another enjoyable walk.

A group of eager walkers gathered in Brabyn's Park Marple Bridge at 7pm on Wednesday evening for a guided tour around the railway hot-spots of Marple.
Led by Kevin Dranfield, with his knowledge of all thing 'Railway' the walk followed the river, through the picturesque woodland to the Old Iron Bridge that spans the Goyt.

Here Peter Clark, of the Marple Local History Society met the group and gave us a brief history of this fine early example of a cast iron structure, and an update on the fight to save the bridge from decay.

After visiting the Aqueduct, we followed the old Marple Tramway as it made its way alongside the locks, and were returned to Brabyn's after a very enjoyable evening.

Thank you Kevin for this fine effort.