Marple - Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals - Marple

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Marple - Macclesfield Canal - Romper Inn - Peak Forest Canal - Marple

Starting from the car park close to Marple Station, it is a short hop onto the Peak Forest Canal and after climbing up a flight of locks, turning on to the Macclesfield Canal. Quickly leaving the houses behind, views across the Cheshire Plain, Stockport and Manchester emerge and make it hard to believe this beautiful countryside is so close to such a large urban area.

Leaving the canal, a track takes you past a deer farm to what was once the Romper Inn. It is now a short distance to the Peak Forest Canal, which is joined adjacent to a swing-bridge. The route now proceeds north on the canal, with pleasant views across the adjacent valley to the Macclesfield Canal junction, where we retrace our steps to the car park.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, Wildlife
5/30/2016 - ian burrows

We have done this walk a number of times and looked forward to a stop at the Romper. This time we found it closed and turned into a house.

2/8/2014 - andrew towell

8/02/2014 Andrew Towell I am sure as a summer walk we would give the walk a 5. after point 3 the canal path was very muddy .We could not continue at point 5 as the field was very deep in mud,and not able to pass through or walk round.

11/10/2013 - Dennis Whitehead

Sunday 10.11.2013 :- dry and sunny ,all group members [including dogs ] thoroughly enjoyed this walk . Some of the field sections particularly soggy underfoot . Plenty of interesting views and canal interest.

6/1/2011 - Andrea Goodall

Really enjoyed this walk over the weekend although it started raining as soon as we sat down outside the Romper for a bite to eat! We found it very dog friendly with several long stretches where our 2 pooches could run loose.

10/3/2005 - Ian Sennett

Please note that at Point 6 you should turn Left and not right as the text to picture 6. If you look at the landscape and then the picture it is clear that you need to go left. We enjoyed the walk.

Text corrected now, thanks - Chris, Admin.

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