Part of the famous Cheshire Ring, the 27 mile Macclesfield Canal is one of the two highest in the country. It runs from north to south linking Marple, Higher Poynton, Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton, through delightful scenery, and past welcoming pubs.
A number of heritage attractions, including The Silk Museum in Macclesfield, Anson Engine Museum, Bollington Discovery Centre, Lyme Park and Adlington Hall are all within walking distance of the canal, and the towpath links with the nearby Middlewood Way for lovely walks and bike rides. Fascinating features along the canal include handsome stone bridges, aqueducts, lock systems and mills.
Find out more about the history of the Macclesfield Canal and the work of the Macclesfield Canal Society at the Macclesfield Canal website.