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Marple Locks

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Nice Area

This really is a super place to walk. Very interesting watching the canal boats going through the... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Great day out!

Had a good day out enjoyed a walk down here today. Lovely views. Ideal day for everyone young or... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“canal side”(10 reviews)
This spectacular flight of sixteen working locks - surrounded by some beautiful wooded countryside and scenic walks - raises the canal 209 feet to reach a height of 518 feet above sea level at Marple.
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Off Station Road, Marple, Stockport SK6 6AX, England
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All reviews lovely walk canal side beautiful countryside tow path watch the boats lovely area memorial park amazing feat of engineering interesting walk sunny day narrow boat industrial revolution long flight macclesfield canal peak district well worth a visit new mills
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

This really is a super place to walk. Very interesting watching the canal boats going through the locks. Excellent views all around. Well worth visiting and the dog loved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aitch48
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Had a good day out enjoyed a walk down here today. Lovely views. Ideal day for everyone young or old.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

This is great for a walk along the side of the canal. It's mainly flat but there are are a few inclines as the locks step the canal up and down. It's very picturesque with some good views and also passes alongside some wooded areas....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

For those that love walking, history and canals, this is an amazing place to visit. There are places to sit and stop if required.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Stopped here on our way home from a weekend in the Peak District. Great way to spend an hour or two walking along the towpath

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I am really glad to live in Marple locks area and have the opportunity to walk along the canal whenever I'd fancy to. It's always gorgeous and relaxing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

A lovely walk along the canal and through the locks, this can be done as a circular walk from Chadkirk Chapel along the canal and back to Chadkirk via Marple Golf course and the Middlewood Way ending at Rose Hill Station at the A626 Stockport...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

It was a wonderful sunny day, and we just sat on the side and watched it all go by, a cracking way to spend 2/3 hours, no phones, just me and my little dog...he loved it too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brian b
Reviewed 3 September 2018

At lock 16 investigate the construction of the drover bridge which allows the horses to continue their journey without disconnecting their tow ropes to the barges. Look at the grooves in the masonry where the ropes from the horse drawn barges have cut into the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 69Bert2018
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We decided to visit the locks with our grandson in the summer holidays. We walked from the top lock to the bottom of the flight and back, calling for ice cream on the way. Picked enough blackberries for 2 pies. - success.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cathy P
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Response from Bev P | Reviewed this property |
No booking just meander along the canal footpath at your leisure, some beautiful scenery to see, lovely riverside pubs with fantastic food on offer or you coulda your own packed lunch and enjoy a picnic at the dockside xx
9 October 2016|
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Response from Mike A | Reviewed this property |
if you drive just through the centre of marple you will cross the canal bridge which has the locks either side just past the cinema and the navigation pub you will see a football field with one goal you can park there. then... More
26 April 2015|
Response from Mike A | Reviewed this property |
there's a few cafes not open much on Sundays but Costa coffee is open