Cheshire Ring Canal Walk

This nice easy walk follows six historic canals through Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire.
The canal towpaths you will follow include:
  • Trent and Mersey Canal - Kidsgrove to Preston Brook
  • Bridgewater Canal - Preston Brook to Castlefield
  • Rochdale Canal - Castlefield to Ducie Street
  • Ashton Canal - Ducie Street to Portland Basin
  • Peak Forest Canal - Portland Basin to Marple
  • Macclesfield Canal - Marple to Kidsgrove
The route passes through some lovely, peaceful countryside but also has some urban sections, making for a varied and interesting walk. The route is well waymarked with a blue and white disc.
The videos below show the sections along the Rochdale canal in Manchester and along the Peak Forest Canal at Marple.

Cheshire Ring Canal Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Cheshire Ring Canal Walk Aerial Photo View Map

Distance98 miles (158 km)
Memory Map RouteCheshire Ring Canal Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

GPX File

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Route Photos
Cheshire Ring start of the Macclesfield Canal at Marple
Looking across the Macclesfield Canal, over the village of Sutton
Trent and Mersey Canal at Kidsgrove
Trent and Mersey Canal near Sandbach
Anderton Marina
Trent & Mersey Canal overlooking Dutton Locks
Lymm Bridgewater Canal
Rochdale Canal - Manchester

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Map (Route in Red)
Aerial Photo View of this route

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