under-the bridgeThe Macclesfield & Peak Forest Canals offer a  lovely, peaceful countryside route, with much added interest provided by the historic buildings and warehouses dotted along the canal, many of which have now been converted.

    Wind your way through old stone bridges and past green forested areas, open fields and immense mill buildings such as Goyt Mill at Marple and Clarence Mill at Bollington and the Hovis Mill at Macclesfield. The canal is well kept with plenty of character ­ a real pleasure. There are even a few locks and a couple of aqueducts thrown in!

    The Macclesfield & Peak Forest canals is 42 miles / 12 locks each way / approx. 24 hours return.