Castlefield Juction, looking from the bridge across the entrance to the Rochdale Canal.
The Rochdale Canal meets the Bridgewater Canal at Castlefield Junction. Arms with good moorings go off on both sides here.
Castlefield was the terminus for the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal, where coal would arrive in Manchester from his mines at Worsley. Follow this link to see a photo tour of the Castlefield area
Castlefield Juction, looking back the entrance to the Rochdale Canal.
Castlefield Juction, looking west along the Bridgewater Canal.
Potato Wharf, looking back east along the Bridgewater Canal towards Castlefield Junction.
Potato Wharf, looking west along the Bridgewater Canal towards Hulme Locks.
Egerton Street Bridge carries the busy A57 across the Bridgewater Canal.
Hulme Junction, where the disused Hulme Locks Arm branches off the Bridgewater Canal to the right. It descends three locks and turns sharply under the viaduct to link with the River Irwell.
The locks are in poor condition now and the arm is no longer navigable.
A new access to the River Irwell and Salford Quays has been made a little further west via Pomona Dock.
A closer look at the entrance to the top lock of the disused Hulme Locks Arm.
Looking back to Hulme Junction and Egerton Street Bridge.