NSCRP promotes the importance of local railways in improving mobility and sustainable travel, community cohesion and wellbeing, and social and economic development.

Things to see and do

Harecastle Canal Basin

Harecastle Canal Basin is a 5-minute walk from Kidsgrove station.

Harecastle Tunnel is a canal tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Staffordshire between Kidsgrove and Tunstall. Its industrial purpose was for the transport of coal to the kilns in the Staffordshire Potteries. The canal runs red because of the iron ore in the local rocks.

Although described singularly as a tunnel, Harecastle is actually two separate but parallel tunnels built almost 50 years apart. The first was constructed by James Brindley in the late 18th century. The second, larger, tunnel was designed by Thomas Telford and opened in the late 1820s.

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