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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 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.

  2. Add The Railway Inn to your Itinerary

    The Railway Inn

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    Pub/Inn

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    Congleton

    Children are welcome if dining under responsible adult supervision.

  3. Add Nelson Pit Walk 9 to your Itinerary

    Nelson Pit Walk 9

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    Walking Route

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    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.

  4. Add Bollin Valley Cycle Trail to your Itinerary

    Bollin Valley Cycle Trail

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    Cycle Route

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    Macclesfield

    This long distance cycle route was launched to celebrate National Bike Week in 2012. The 37 km / 24 mile trail follows the course of River Bollin from its source in Macclesfield Forest to where it joins the Manchester Ship Canal near Partington.

  5. Mow Cop

    Congleton

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

  6. Add Bollington Discovery Centre to your Itinerary

    Bollington Discovery Centre

    Macclesfield

    Bollington Discovery Centre brings together the history of this and other great mills of Bollington, the Macclesfield Canal and shows their place and importance to the town.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. Add Marbury Country Walk to your Itinerary

    Marbury Country Walk

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    Walking Route

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    Cheshire

    Starting from the Swan Inn in the middle of the village of Marbury this delightful country walk climbs gently to the top of Wirswall Hill and back down to the village.

  12. 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.

  13. Add The Queens Head to your Itinerary

    The Queens Head

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    Pub/Inn

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    Congleton

    Mike Gunner & Team are pleased to welcome you to there traditional English pub with adjacent cottage, which provides quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Congleton.

  14. Add Anderton Boat Lift Coffee Shop to your Itinerary

    Anderton Boat Lift Coffee Shop

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    Tea Room/Coffee Shop

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    Northwich

    Overlooking the magnificent structure itself, the Coffee Shop at Anderton Boat Lift is the perfect place to stop for a tasty treat. Enjoy a warming cup of tea and slice of mouth-watering, handmade cake or relax with a delicious, freshly-made hot meal

  15. Add Mow Cop Loop to your Itinerary

    Mow Cop Loop

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    Walking Route

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    Congleton

    An energetic short loop climbing onto the ridge leading to Mow Cop. The path leads through beautiful woodlands and there are fabulous views from the ridge. Interesting industrial history – coal mining and Primitive Methodism.

  16. 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.

  17. Add DV8 Bar to your Itinerary

    DV8 Bar

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    Bar

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    Congleton

    DV8 is a hidden gem tucked away from the bustle of Congleton town centre.

  18. Add White Nancy to your Itinerary

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    White Nancy

    Cheshire

    The White Nancy overlooks the village of Kerridge and town of Bollington.

  19. Add Ride the Biddulph Valley Way to your Itinerary

    Ride the Biddulph Valley Way

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    Riding/Trekking Centre

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    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.

  20. 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.

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