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The Cheshire Ring

The Cheshire Ring is a circuit made up of 6 main sections of canal in the North West of England, three of which run through Cheshire and Warrington;  the Macclesfield Canal, the Trent and Mersey Canal and the Bridgewater Canal.

The whole is 97 miles long, with 92 locks and takes 1 week to complete. Hire a narrowboat for a week or for the day and explore the beauty of Cheshire; many attractions, places to eat and visit are accessible from the canal side.

The Cheshire Ring provides a range of canalside scenery from the gentle rolling plains of the Cheshire countryside to the peaks of the Peak District National Park. There is a variety of canal features en-route including locks, aqueducts and tunnels plus the historic town centres of Northwich, Middlewich, Macclesfield and Congleton are within easy reach to explore.

See below for a list of the many attractions dotted along the way and canalside pubs available to stop off at for lunch or a quick drink.

Download the Cheshire Ring Map here.

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  1. Add Nelson Pit Walk 9 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 9

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    Walking Route

    Add Nelson Pit Walk 9 to your Itinerary

    Macclesfield

    The first part of two walks making the Middlewood Challenge, a 20-mile walk in the figure of eight. The second section of the Challenge is Walk 10 which is about 12 miles long and takes around 5 hours to walk.

  2. Add Lawton Woods Loop to your Itinerary

    Lawton Woods Loop

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    Walking Route

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    Cheshire

    The name Lawton originates in the Lawton family with its family crest being the head of a bleeding wolf. Local legend talks about a man saving the Earl of Chester from being killed by a wolf.

  3. 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.

  4. Add Nelson Pit Walk 7 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 7

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    Walking Route

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    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.

  5. Add Congleton Museum to your Itinerary

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    Congleton Museum

    Congleton

    Touch screens and talking heads help to tell the story of Congleton from prehistoric times, through the English civil War and the heyday of the textile industry to the Second World War. Admission is FREE.

  6. Add Lymm Dam Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Lymm Dam Nature Reserve

    Lymm

    Lymm Dam is an area of great beauty and tranquillity. Its woodlands and meadows are teeming with wildlife

  7. Mow Cop

    Congleton

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

  8. Add Marbury Country Park to your Itinerary

    Marbury Country Park

    Northwich

    The parkland of Marbury Hall. Walks, picnic areas and bird hides overlooking the mere.

  9. 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

  10. Add Nelson Pit Walk 1 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 1

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    Walking Route

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    Macclesfield

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

  11. Add Little Moreton Hall Circular Walk  to your Itinerary

    Little Moreton Hall Circular Walk

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    Walking Route

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    Congleton

    Linking up with the Macclesfield Canal allows you to enjoy a gentle stroll along this picturesque waterway, before returning once again to cross the fields back to the unique half-timbered Little Moreton Hall.

  12. Add The Egerton Arms to your Itinerary

    The Egerton Arms

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    Pub/Inn

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    Congleton

    Freshly prepared food is served every day including vegetarian dishes

  13. Add Crossroads around Congleton to your Itinerary

    Crossroads around Congleton

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    Cycle Route

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    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.

  14. Add Nelson Pit Walk 2 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 2

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    Macclesfield

    This walk visits the estate of Lyme Park where red deer may be spotted alongside the moorland paths.

  15. Add Bollington Brewery Co. to your Itinerary

    Bollington Brewery Co.

    Macclesfield

    Deep in the heart of the Happy Valley, one man has been blending a concoction to put Bollington back on the brewing map.

  16. Add Nelson Pit Walk 3  to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 3

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    Walking Route

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    Macclesfield

    One of a series of walks from the Nelson Pit Visitor Centre. One of the main features of this walk is Poynton Coppice.

  17. Add Gawsworth Hall Circular Walk to your Itinerary

    Gawsworth Hall Circular Walk

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    Walking Route

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    Macclesfield

    Enjoy a pleasant ramble in the rolling Cheshire countryside, through arable farmland and pastures, along the Macclesfield Canal and across the Danes Moss Reserve.

  18. Add Anderton Nature Park to your Itinerary

    Anderton Nature Park

    Northwich

    Anderton Nature Park is located next to the historic Victorian boat lift and close to Northwich town centre.

  19. Add Nelson Pit Walk 4 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 4

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    Walking Route

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    Macclesfield

    This is one of a series of walks from the Nelson Pit Visitor Centre. This is a flat walk along the Macclesfield Canal towpath and Middlewood Way.

  20. Add Congleton Park to your Itinerary

    Congleton Park

    Congleton

    This magnificent Victorian park is now fully restored and open to the public.

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