This waterside walk visits the impressive Bosley Locks on the Macclesfield Canal in Cheshire.
The walk starts in Bosley village and follows a footpaths south west past Chaff Hall before crossing the old disused railway and the River Dane. Here you meet up with the Dane Valley Way and follow the waymarked trail to the canal at the Dane aqueduct. Follow the towpath north along the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk and it will take you the Bosley Locks. Here you'll find a series of 12 pretty locks with fine views of the surrounding countryside. After exploring the lock flight you return to the village on the same paths.
Bosley Locks Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bosley Locks Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bosley Locks OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bosley Locks Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
You can extend the walk by continuing north along the canal into Macclesfield. Heading west will take you towards Congleton.
Just to the east of the canal there's more nice waterside trails around Bosley Reservoir. You could also enjoy a climb to the viewpoint at Bosley Cloud.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks and Peak District Walks pages.