GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Marple Bridge Walks

2 miles (3 km)

This pretty village in Greater Manchester has some nice river and canalside trails to try. You're also very close to the Derbyshire Peak District countryside which can be explored to the east.
This circular walk from the village takes you around Braybns Park where you can enjoy some pleasant riverside trails along the River Goyt. On the western side of the park you can then pick up a section of the Peak Forest Canal and visit the picturesque Marple Canal Locks. The walk starts and finishes from the train station in the village.
You can extend the walk by heading north to pick up the Etherow Goyt Valley Way and following it east to visit Etherow Country Park. Heading west would take you towards Romiley and the historic Chadkirk Country Estate.


SK6 7DA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Marple Bridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Marple Bridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Marple Bridge

  • Peak Forest Canal - Travel from Derbyshire into Greater Manchester on this waterside walk along the Peak Forest Canal
  • Marple Canal Locks - This easy walk takes you along a particularly lovely section of the Peak Forest Canal in Marple
  • Etherow Goyt Valley Way - The Goyt Valley is an excellent place for walks with fine riverside trails along the Rivers Goyt and Etherow
  • Etherow Country Park - Enjoy a stroll along the River Etherow and around the large reservoir in this pretty country park near Marple and Stockport
  • Macclesfield Canal - Follow the towpath of the Macclesfield Canal from Marple to Kidsgrove on this waterside walk in Cheshire
  • Mellor - This circular walk takes you up to the Mellor Cross on Mellor Moor in Greater Manchester.
  • Pott Shrigley - This little village in the Peak District is close to some splendid hill climbs and canalside trails
  • Romiley - This village in Greater Manchester has some nice local parks and a canal to explore on foot.
  • Chadkirk Country Estate - This pretty country park is located on the River Goyt near Marple
  • Cown Edge Way - Visit the striking Cown Edge rocks on this walk through Greater Manchester and Derbyshire
  • Rowarth - This delightful little hamlet is located in the High Peak area of Derbyshire, near New Mills and Marple Bridge.


After your exercise you could enjoy some relaxation and refreshment at The Midland. The pub is in a lovely spot overlooking the river. You can sit outside on the balcony and enjoy a meal with a view over the water. They're located close to the train station at 26 Brabyns Brow,SK6 5DT.

Dog Walking

The park and canal make for a fine dog walk. The Midland mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Cown Edge Way can be picked up just to the east of the village. If you follow it east it will take you into the Peak District where you can enjoy some hill climbs and splendid views.
Just to the south east there's the climb to the Mellor Cross. The religous cross marks the site where John Wesley preached during the 18th century. There are fine views from the elevated position of the site.
Just to the east is the pretty little hamlet of Rowarth. Here you will find the Little Mill Inn, a delightful Grade II listed inn set in a former candlewick mill,with a waterwheel in the adjacent stream. The historic mill is well known locally and includes an outdoor area with ducks and geese on the river, chickens roaming free and rabbits in a large outdoor pen. Our walk from the village climbs to the geologically fascinating Cown Edge Rocks and Robin Hood's Picking Rods.


Marple Bridge - - 221043

Marple Bridge

River Goyt, Marple Bridge - - 3145547

River Goyt, Marple Bridge

Marple Bridge - - 3145529

Marple Bridge

Brabyns Park - - 1299912

Brabyns Park

Iron Bridge, Brabyns Park, Marple Bridge - - 1947045

Iron Bridge, Brabyns Park, Marple Bridge

Peak Forest Canal, Bottom Lock - - 3243285

Peak Forest Canal, Bottom Lock

Peak Forest Canal - - 1477401

Peak Forest Canal

Lock 3 of the Peak Forest Canal - - 2005679

Lock 3 of the Peak Forest Canal


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