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It is part of the Cheshire Ring; between Trent & Mersey and Peak-Forest Canal

Macclesfield Canal | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 42.5 km
Number of locks: 13
Lock dimensions: 21.30 x 2.10
Max. depth: 0.90
Max. headroom: 1.80
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings, Waterway in reclusion
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Ashton Canal & Peak Forest Canal | England
Trent & Mercey Canal | England

Macclesfield Canal
This canal is part of the Cheshire Ring too. It extends from Marple to Hall Green and offers fantastic views – above all up to Bosley. In the south it links to the Trent & Mersey- and in the north to the Peak Forest Canal.

In 1796, the first stretch of the canal was finished. It gave the silk industry in Macclesfield a fast transport way to Marple and over the Peak Forest Canal to Manchester.   
When the canal was finally open all through to the Trent & Mersey Canal in 1831, transport ways from Manchester to the midlands became 40 km less!

Houseboats & Narrow Boat Hirer, Macclesfield Canal

Braidbar Boats

Heritage Narrowboats

Liberty Cruising

Welcome to

The Macclesfield Canal

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No. 5  North West & the Pennines  |  Nicholson

Author: Harper Collins / Editor: Nicholson  /  Language: English
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Covers the Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble navigations and the Bridgewater, Lancaster, Huddersfield Broad and Narrow, Leeds & Liverpool, Macclesfield, Peak Forrest, Ashton, Rochdale and Trent & Mersey (Preston Brook to Kidsgrove) canals. Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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