What you don’t see is the busy A627 road behind me as I stood on the bridge over the River Goyt, where Otterspool Road becomes Dooley Lane.
The social enterprise company, H2oPE, has put forward plans for a community-owned micro-hydro plant to harness the power of the river waters.
The photo on the right shows the other side of the bridge and the weir. The micro-plant will be installed further downstream.
The scheme has been welcomed by Stockport Heritage, Friends of the Earth and local politicians and shares are being offered to the public at £1 each.
Otterspool Junction is the main ‘station’ for the miniature railway at Wyevale Garden Centre which is next to the featured bridge.
Dragon Miniature Railway has run the half-mile dumb-bell shaped circuit since 1999, operating the Flying Dragon, Western Champion, and the two steam locos, Princess and Lady Pauline.
Above is Tara the Tram which you can drive yourself on 250 feet of track at a maximum speed of two and a half miles an hour.