Macclesfield Canal

The Macclesfield Canal is one of the most scenic in the country. It runs from Marple to Hardings Wood, a distance of 26 miles. There are 12 locks, but these are all clustered at Bosley, so the bulk of the canal is lock free.

Turnover Bridge on Macclesfield Canal

Marple

  • Nationwide. 37 Stockport Rd. SK6 6BD. 0800 554 1512
  • Sudz Launderette. 2 Goyt Ave. SK6 7SR. 0161 427 3959
  • Oakfield Lodge. 38 Arkwright Rd. SK6 7DB. 0161 427 1633
  • Springfield Hotel. 99 Station Rd. SK6 6PA. 0161 449 0721
  • Asda Marple. The Ridgedale Centre. SK6 6AU. 0161 641 3148
  • Co-Operative Foods. 151 Stockport Rd. SK6 6DQ. 0161 427 9129
  • Hanbury's. 2 The Hollins. SK6 6AY. 0161 427 2475 (Greengrocer) *R
  • JH Neal. 36 Marple St. SK6 7AD. 0161 427 2324 (Greengrocer) *R
  • Lush Glasses. 19 Brickbridge Rd. SK6 7BQ. 07999 903906 (Gifts)
    Poppy Floral Designs. 83 Stockport Rd. Marple. SK6 6AA. 0161 449 8287
    Scale Models. Upper Hibbert Lane, Hawk Green. SK6 7HX. 01625 876325
    Stockport Workwear. 4 Goyt Ave. SK6 7JR 0161 427 9045
  • rail:Marple. Northern. Trains To Manchester Piccadilly/New Mills/Sheffield
  • rail:Rose Hill Marple. Northern. Trains To Manchester Piccadilly.
  • All Things Nice. 48-50 Market St. SK6 7AD. 0161 427 2222 (Deli/Coffee/Restaurant) *R
  • The Goyt Fish Bar. 8 Goyt Ave. SK6 7JR. 0161 427 6491
  • Hatters Arms. 81 Church Lane. SK6 7AW. 0161 427 1529
  • La Dolce Vita. 27 Stockport Rd. SK6 6BD. 0161 449 0648
  • Murillos. 48 Stockport Rd. SK6 6AB. 0161 427 1200 (Tapas /Spanish Restaurant)
  • The Navigation @ Lock 13. 9 Stockport Rd. SK6 6BJ. 0161 427 3817
  • Ring O' Bells. 130 Church Lane. SK6 7AY. 0161 427 2300
  • Marple Methodist Church. Church Lane. SK6 7AY. 0161 427 2509

High Lane

  • Klass. 33 Buxton Rd. SK6 8DR. 01663 764866
  • SK Barbers. 3 Buxton Rd. SK6 8AA. 01663 008585
  • Danny's Deli. 31 Buxton Rd. SK6 8DR. 01663 762126
  • Spar. 45 Buxton Rd. SK6 8DR. 01663 766645
  • St Thomas Church. Buxton Rd. SK6 8DS.
  • Blueberries Cafe & Takeaway. 37 Buxton Rd. SK6 8DR. 01663 766900
  • Bull's Head. 28 Buxton Rd. SK6 8BH. 01663 766195
  • Dog & Partridge. 88 Buxton Rd. SK6 8HJ. 01663 762413
  • Happy Wok. 35 Buxton Rd. SK6 8DR. 01663 762943
  • High Lane Fish & Chips. 41 Buxton Rd. SK6 8DR. 01663 764388
  • Horse Shoe Inn. 1 Buxton Rd. SK6 8AA. 01663 762487
  • Lime Lounge. 123 Buxton Rd. SK6 8DX. 01663 766686  (Indian Restaurant)
  • M&J Chinese Restaurant. 115-117 Buxton Rd. SK6 8DX. 01663 766688
  • Pizza Pan. 27 Buxton Rd. SK6 4DR. 01663 810106
  • Red Lion. 112 Buxton Rd. SK6 8ED. 01663 765227
  • Royal Oak. Buxton Rd. SK6 8AY. 01663 766827

Higher Poynton

  • Braidbar Boats Ltd. Lord Vernon's Wharf. Lyme Rd. SK12 1TH. 01625 873471 (Boat Builders)
  • Victoria Pit Marina. Lyme Rd. SK12 1TH. 01625 858176

Bollington

  • Cash Point outside Co-op. Wellington Rd. SK10 5JH. 01625 576839
  • West Bollington PO. 65 Wellington Rd. SK10 5JQ. 01625 572378
  • Bollington Wharf. Grimshaw Lane. SK10 5NB. 01625 575811 (Bicycle/Day Boat Hire)
  • Bollington Brewery. Unit 2&3. Adlington Rd. SK10 5JT. 01625 575380
  • White Nancy. (Historic Landmark on Saddle of Kerridge) SK10 5BA. AA Walks
  • Bollington Convenience Store. 82 Palmerston St. SK10 5PW. 01625 576813
  • Co-operative Food. Wellington Rd. SK10 5JH. 01625 576839

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Macclesfield

  • Moorings just east of Puss in Boots on 48hr pontoons, limited mooring outside Puss in Boots
  • LOCAL SHOPS WITHIN 5-10 MINS WALK. TOWN CENTRE UPHILL WALK 20-30 MINS?
  • Hair And Hounds. 205 Buxton Rd. SK10 1NB. 01625 433422
  • Co-Operative Foods. 246 Buxton Rd. SK11 7EU. 01625 511431
  • Premier. 199 Buxton Rd. SK10 1NB. 01625 500021

 

  • Buses: 58 Macclesfield One Way, Buxton The Other (Hourly, roughly)
  • Puss In Boots. 198 Buxton Rd. SK10 1NF. 01625 263378
  • Royal Tandoori. 213 Buxton Rd. SK10 1NB. 01625 612475 (Indian)
  • Sun King. 215 Buxton Rd. SK10 1NB. 01625 421288 (Chinese)
  • Toppers. 211 Buxton Rd. SK10 1NB. 01625 437438 (Pizza)

Gurnett

Sutton Lane Ends

  • Sutton PO. 1 Tunnicliffe Rd. SK11 0EB. 01260 252438

Gawsworth

  • Near Bridge 49.
  • Village is 2 miles West of Oakgrove (Bridge 49). The Fools Nook Pub at Oakgrove seems to be permanently closed.
  • Gawsworth is worth a visit, especially Gawsworth Hall (open May-Sept) which has regular events & open-air theatre.

Bosley Locks

  • All services including laundry facilities close to top lock Bridge 54 Daintry's Road Bridge
  • In SERVICES at Bridge 54, Top Lock

Congleton

  • Moorings near Station & walk down Park Lane, or at Wharf & walk down Canal Rd (15mins)
  • HL Lea Oakes. Pet Food Superstore. Biddulph Rd. CW12 3JT. 01260 299889
  • Aldi. Mountbatten Way. CW12 1DL. 0800 042 0800
  • Canal Rd Stores (Spar). 133-135 Canal Rd. CW12 3AT. 01260 281498 (walk away from town)
  • Morrisons. Bridestone Shopping Centre. CW12 1YJ. 01260 298225
  • Walkers Strings. 1 Cross Lane. CW12 3JU. 01260 400762 (Musical Instrument Store)
  • buses: 91 outside Wharf Pub to Congleton Town Centre (8 & 38 mins past the hour)
  • buses: 91 opp Wharf Pub to Mossley. (25 & 55 mins past the hour)
  • rail: Congleton Railway Station. Park Lane. CW12 3JS. Bournemouth, Manchester, Stoke
  • Bull's Head. Mill St. CW12 1AB. 01260 273388 (All Live Sports on 10 HD Screens, Cask Ales)
  • Counting House. 18 Swan Bank. CW12 1AH. 01260 272654 (Wetherspoons)
  • Go East. 20 Biddulph Rd. CW12 3LG. 01260 272889 (Chinese Takeaway)
  • Hightown Fish & Chip Shop. 14 Biddulph Rd. CW12 3JR. 01260 276452
  • Purple Pakura. 14 Lawton St. CW12 1RP. 01260 291110 (Indian Restaurant)
  • The Queen's Head. Park Lane. CW12 3DE. 01260 272546
  • Railway Inn. 4 Biddulph Rd. CW12 3JS. 01260 272527
  • Wharf Inn. 121 Canal Rd. CW12 3AP. 07788 907664 (Real Ale/Sports/Dog friendly)
  • Young Pretender. 30-34 Lawton St. CW12 1RS. 01260 273277 (Quiz Sun 8.30pm)

Astbury

  • Glebe Farm Shop. Peel Lane. CW12 4RQ. 01260 273916 (Free Entry:shops, cafe, hairdressers...)
  • St Mary's Church. Peel Lane. CW12 4RG. 01477 500536

Scholar Green

  • McColls Food Store. 222 Congleton Rd N. ST7 3HF. 01782 785905 (Half mile from Br 87) *R
  • The Rising Sun. 112 Station Rd. ST7 3JT. 01782 776235 (2mins walk from Bridge 87) *R "Very friendly with good selection of beers & very good food"

Hardings Wood

  • Services (incl showers & launderette) diagonally opposite Red Bull Hotel on Trent & Mersey (Bridge 134)