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Macclesfield Canal

The Macclesfield Canal is a 27 mile stretch of water which forms part of the Cheshire Ring, running through Cheshire's Peak District and beautiful Cheshire towns like Higher Poynton, Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton

The imposing mills, thundering waterwheels and working locks of the Industrial Revolution now sit quietly alongside rare birds, pretty wildflowers and wild animals that have made their home in the Cheshire landscape. Along your trip you'll be rewarded with delightful scenery and welcoming canal side pubs, perfect for relaxing with family and friends.

A gentle wander along the Macclesfield Canal towpath is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon, whilst history buffs will delight in discovering the remnants of Bollington's industrial history with one of several circular walks in the area.

Explore some of the rural towns and villages situated along the canal, visit attractions and find places to eat along your journey.

Download the Cheshire Ring Map here.

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  1. Add The Windmill Inn to your Itinerary

    The Windmill Inn

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    Pub/Inn

    Add The Windmill Inn to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    Traditional, yet modern British pub restaurant, offering a full range of home-cooked food.

  2. Add Nelson Pit Walk 8  to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 8

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    Walking Route

    Add Nelson Pit Walk 8  to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    A pleasant ramble on the Middlewood Way, across fields and along the towpath of the Macclesfield Canal. Part of the walk, crossing from the Middlewood Way to the Canal can be muddy.

  3. Add NCN Route 73 to your Itinerary

    NCN Route 73

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    Cycle Route

    Add NCN Route 73 to your Itinerary

    Congleton

    Route 73 takes in the Cheshire section of the route from Congleton to Davenham. It provides a link between two National Routes - 55 to the east and 5, which runs through the centre of the county and on to Wales.

  4. Add Nelson Pit Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Visitor Centre

    Cheshire

    Nelson Pit Visitor Centre is one of Poynton's hidden gems and is perfectly situated near to Poynton Marina for a relaxing afternoon with the family.

  5. Add The Egerton Arms to your Itinerary

    The Egerton Arms

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    Pub/Inn

    Add The Egerton Arms to your Itinerary

    Congleton

    Freshly prepared food is served every day including vegetarian dishes

  6. Add Biddulph Valley Way to your Itinerary

    Biddulph Valley Way

    Congleton

    Follow the Biddulph Valley Way out from Congleton town, through the pretty Dane-in-Shaw valley, to the rolling countryside beyond. The former railway line is a traffic-free route for walkers, cyclists and horseriders.

  7. Add The Vale Inn to your Itinerary

    The Vale Inn

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    Pubs & Bars

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    Macclesfield

    The Vale Inn has established itself as a real ale and fresh food community pub. Situated close to the recreation ground, Middlewood Way and the Macclesfield Canal, there are two beer gardens and a large car park.

  8. Add Bollin Valley Way to your Itinerary

    Bollin Valley Way

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    Walking Route

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    Macclesfield

    The Bollin Valley Way is a 25 mile (40 km) recreational path shadowing the course of the River Bollin. The route starts at Macclesfield Riverside Park and finishes in Partington giving walkers a feel of the valley's variety.

  9. Mow Cop

    Congleton

    This prominent hill-top has been of spiritual and practical significance to man for thousands of years.

  10. Add Little Moreton Hall & Gardens (NT) to your Itinerary

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    Little Moreton Hall & Gardens (NT)

    Congleton

    Step back in time, over 500 years and marvel at the delights of Britain’s most famous timber-framed, moated Tudor manor house. Take in the delightful Knot Garden, together with traditional fruit trees of apple, pear, medlar and quince.

  11. Add Crossroads around Congleton to your Itinerary

    Crossroads around Congleton

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    Cycle Route

    Add Crossroads around Congleton to your Itinerary

    Congleton

    From Congleton you quickly reach tree lined lanes below Congleton Edge. Gritstone rocks nearby give the landscape a very different feel to the Cheshire Plain.

  12. Add Ye Olde Kings Arms to your Itinerary

    Ye Olde Kings Arms

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    Pubs & Bars

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    Congleton

    Pub Food

  13. Add NCN Route 55 to your Itinerary

    NCN Route 55

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    Cycle Route

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    Congleton

    National Cycle Network A part of route 55 which takes in the Cheshire route, Congleton to Marple.

  14. Add Cycle the Biddulph Valley Way to your Itinerary

    Cycle the Biddulph Valley Way

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    Cycle Route

    Add Cycle the Biddulph Valley Way to your Itinerary

    Congleton

    For over 100 years trains travelled along the Biddulph Valley Way carrying coal from the Potteries to Congleton. Today walkers, cyclists and horse riders enjoy this tranquil route away from the roads.

  15. Add The Waggon & Horses to your Itinerary

    The Waggon & Horses

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    Pub/Inn

    Add The Waggon & Horses to your Itinerary

    Congleton

    In the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside close to the tiny village of Eaton lies the picture-postcard Waggon and Horses public house, ready to refresh the weary traveller with good food and ale.

  16. Add Walks for All - Macclesfield Riverside to your Itinerary

    Walks for All - Macclesfield Riverside

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    Walking Route

    Add Walks for All - Macclesfield Riverside to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    Situated in the delightful Bollin Valley, the Macclesfield Riverside Park provides a recreational park close to the heart of the town. The park has a variety of habitats and is a great place to watch wildlife.

  17. Add Nelson Pit Walk 7 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 7

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    Walking Route

    Add Nelson Pit Walk 7 to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    The route climbs over 1300 feet from Nelson Pit to Bowstones, and is partly strenuous. However, the views from the highest points on a good day are spectacular. This walk should be avoided on a misty day.

  18. Add Nelson Pit Walk 6 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 6

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    Walking Route

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    Macclesfield

    The route follows the Macclesfield Canal north and then along wide country tracks before an uphill stretch into Lyme Park. The views from the highest point near Lyme Park on a good day are spectacular.

  19. Add Walks for All - Middlewood Way  to your Itinerary

    Walks for All - Middlewood Way

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    Walking Route

    Add Walks for All - Middlewood Way  to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    The Middlewood Way is a 16km (10 mile) linear route following the former Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway through picturesque Cheshire East countryside.

  20. Add Nelson Pit Walk 1 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 1

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    Walking Route

    Add Nelson Pit Walk 1 to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    This short walk follows the canal towpath and The Middlewood Way, giving an insight into the industrial history of the area.

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