Marple to Bollington

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Last updated: 7 August, 2016

For a location map covering part of the canal click on the nearest red +. Click on red P for a picture of the location. There are many hot spots on the maps - pass the cursor arrow over the objects on the map to find them.

Maps: Marple to Bollington | Bollington to Bosley | Bosley to Harding's Wood

Places: Marple | High Lane | Higher Poynton | Wood Lanes | Bollington (north end) | Bollington (south end)
Hurdsfield | Macclesfield | Gurnett / Sutton | Lyme Green | Bosley | Congleton | Hightown (Congleton)
Astbury | Kent Green | Scholar Green | Hall Green | Red Bull | Kidsgrove


Br.1-2: Water, rubbish disposal, sanitary station (SPO), shopping centre, banks, butcher, restaurants, takeaways, cinema, swimming pool, buses, railway stations
Vet 0161-427 3035
Taxi 0161-426 0177

New Horizons charity boat
07926 950741

Navigation Hotel down locks from br.1
* Ring O'Bells, br.2 east side
The Crown, on east side 300m uphill from br.3, br.4 and br.5

Br.3: General store & off licence, chippy, laundrette, sandwich shop

Br.6 General store 100m west

Br.12: North Cheshire Cruising Club (NCCC) 01663-765581 private arm

FP Ladybrook Valley leading mile to Middlewood railway station


Higher Poynton

Br.15 historic area: water, rubbish disposal, Coffee Tavern & General store, chips, buses
Braidbar Boat Services waterside 01625-843471 boat fitters, inspections.
Exclusive boat hire
Bailey's Trading Post waterside 01625-872277 chandlery, fuels, maps & guides, canalia, teas, ices, provisions, day boat hire
Tourist information centre 100m
Mary Sunley 2 charity boat 01477 537458
Anson Engine Museum Award winning engine museum, regular steaming. *Recommended*
01625-874426 ½ mile along Anson Road
Victoria Pit Moorings, east side

Pub br.15
Boar's Head


Wood Lanes

Br.18, buses 150m
Lyme View Marina east side
01625-874638 moorings, fuels,
Lyme Breeze Restaurant 01625−871120

Pub br.18 150m
Miners Arms



Adlington Hall house and gardens
01625-820875 1 miles limited opening
phone before visiting (parties only for house)


Whiteley Green

Pub br.25
Windmill Inn 250m


Br.26A footbridge at Clarence Mill providing access from the towpath to Café Waterside, art gallery, and Bollington Discovery Centre on the mill canalside (east side)
Co-op (24hr free ATM) adjacent Middlewood Way viaduct

Vale br.26 200m, br.27 300m
Dog & Partridge br.27 150m

Eleventh edition, fully revised Spring 2015
Prepared by Tim Boddington.
Copyright 2015 The Macclesfield Canal Society

Internet edition continuously updated, see footer

Bollington Higher Poynton Highlane Marple Street map Google map Google map Google map Google map Miners Arms Ring of Bells Windmill Inn Bridge 26A Café Waterside Bollington pubs Boar's Head Horse Shoe Inn Vale Inn Dog & Partridge Inn Map 1, Marple to Bollington

Marple Junction

CRT emergency: 0800 47 999 47
Next sanitary station
: east, Whaley Bridge or Bugsworth (Peak Forest Canal); north, Fairfield Junction (Ashton Canal); south, Bosley top lock (Macclesfield Canal), Harecastle or Red Bull (Trent & Mersey Canal)

National Trail and Long Distance Route crossings marked in bold FP

Canal length: 26 miles to Hall Green, plus 1 miles to Harding's Wood. 12 locks at Bosley plus a stop lock at Hall Green
The Macclesfield Canal Society have provided leaflet boxes at Bosley top lock and Hall Green stop lock
Marple to High Lane: Stockport Tourist Information Centre 0161-474 4444

High Lane

Br.11: variety of shops, PO, snacks, chemist, minimarket (ATM), Chinese chippy, restaurant, Pizzas, Chinese restaurant 400m uphill
Buses (199 to Buxton / Stockport / Manchester airport)

Pubs either side
Horse Shoe Inn, Royal Oak Hotel, Dog & Partridge, Red Lion. Bull's Head

Lyme Park NT Disley 01663-762023
by bus from br.11, on foot from bridges 13 to Red Acre Aqueduct, 1 - 2 miles depending on route. Easiest from br.15 or br.16. Red Acre Aqueduct best in May, June for Rhododendrons

Middlewood Way on the west side of the canal, this route for walking, cycling and riding is very close to the canal between Marple and Macclesfield and can be accessed from many points. 

Red Acre Aqueduct

The Milestones were restored by The Macclesfield Canal Society   


Lord Vernon's Wharf, north of aqueduct: EC Wed; variety of shops, butcher, bakers, laundrette, off licence (ATM), newsagent, deli, café, Chinese chippy. Buses

Br.26A footbridge providing access to the towpath, pubs and Recreation Ground

Bollington Discovery Centre Clarence Mill waterside (Wed 1.30-4, Sat Sun 11-4)
Café Waterside, Clarence Mill
Art Gallery, Clarence Mill
Bridgend Centre, Aqueduct 150m
(Mon-Fri 10-4.30, Sat 10-2)
internet café

Pubs br.26A, br.27
Spinner's Arms, Church House, Poacher's, Crown. Bollington pub guide & map

Restaurants br 26A, 27
Briscola, Lime Tree, TAPA small plates & wine bar, Viceroy, Poacher's, Church House, Crown
Take aways: Chinese chippy, Briscola, Crown

Vet 01625-572999 (see next map)

Next map: Bollington to Bosley