857 Marple Two Canals

Here's a stroll through history. Marple's magnificent flight of locks leads to the junction of two canals then a stroll along the Macclesfield Canal is followed by a venture out into the countryside before a climb to Ridge Fold and "The Romper". Alas on our latest visit Closed notices plastered the windows, so let us hope a new owner is soon found, for it is in a splendid position. Then a gentle downhill leads to the Peak Forest Canal for your return.

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LOCATION: 4 miles east of Stockport
START: Marple Memorial Park car park, signed from B6101
Grid ref: SJ960888 Postcode: SK6 6BB
DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield, or Dark Peak Landranger 109
EN ROUTE: Macclesfield Canal, Ridge Fold, Peak Forest Canal, Possett Bridge, Goyt Mill, Hawk Green, Samuel Oldknow

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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