The Macclesfield Canal

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Photo Highlights of the Macclesfield Canal

A virtual cruise along the Macclesfield Canal

The history of the Macclesfield Canal

Also on Pennine Waterways:

The Peak Forest Canal

The Ashton Canal

Waterways in Manchester and Salford

The Rochdale Canal

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Bridgewater Canal

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Macclesfield Canal

The Macclesfield Canal runs between Marple and Hall Green, near Kidsgrove, UK. It passes through Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton.

It is about 26 miles long and has 13 locks.

It links the Peak Forest Canal with the Trent and Mersey Canal and forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

Opened in 1831, the Macclesfield Canal was one of the last canals to be built in Britain.

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These related books are available from - follow links for details:

Pearson's Canal Companion: The Cheshire Ring 

by Michael Pearson
Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey and Bridgewater canals and Rochdale Nine. Colour photos and diagrams. Clear descriptions. 2009 edition.

On the Level: History and Development of the Upper Levels of the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals

by Dennis Suleman

Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals (Map)

from Geoprojects
Tourist map of the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals includes the Ashton Canal from Dukinfield Junction to its junction with the Rochdale Canal in Manchester.

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