Cheshire Ring Canal Walk

A route following the towpaths along six historic canals of various ages and character, this Walk offers the solitude of quiet countryside, the hustle and bustle of city streets and views of the Cheshire Plain and Peak District hills. The canals are, anticlockwise from Macclesfield, Macclesfield Canal to Marple; Peak Forest, Ashton and Rochdale Canals into Manchester to join the Bridgewater Canal at Castlefield to follow it to Preston Brook; Trent & Mersey Canal to Hardings Wood Junction near Kidsgrove; Macclesfield Canal back to the start.

Cheshire Ring Canal Walk Map

Yorkshire Wold Way Map

Cheshire Ring Canal Walk Interactive Map

6 Day Walking – Yorkshire Wold Way

StageStarting PointFinish PointDistance (miles)Ascend (feet)
Day 1HessleSouth Cave13
Day 2South CaveGoodmanham12
Day 3GoodmanhamMillington8.5
Day 4MillingtonThixendale12
Day 5ThixendaleSherburn19
Day 6SherburnFiley17
6 Day Walking – Yorkshire Wold Way

OS Maps Required for Cheshire Ring Canal Walk

Cheshire Ring Canal Walk Related Book

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