Great Britain » Macclesfield Canal | England
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)|
|Character of waterway:||with urban surroundings, Waterway in reclusion|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
Waterway has access to:Ashton Canal & Peak Forest Canal | England
Trent & Mercey Canal | England
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!
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The Macclesfield Canalweb pages
No. 5 North West & the Pennines | Nicholson
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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