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Marple Locks

Off Station Road, Marple, Stockport, England
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A fascinating free show

A fascinating relic of the industrial revolution, an impressive chain of canal locks, bridges and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChrisBangs
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Walk from Marple locks to the stunning viaduct which has been restored. You will marvel at this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela F
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This spectacular flight of sixteen working locks - surrounded by some beautiful wooded countryside and scenic walks - raises the canal 209 feet to reach a height of 518 feet above sea level at Marple.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating relic of the industrial revolution, an impressive chain of canal locks, bridges and basins leading to an aqueduct. Watching narrow boats progressing up and down the waterway is entertaining. Marple is quaint town, on the edge of the Peak District

Thank ChrisBangs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk from Marple locks to the stunning viaduct which has been restored. You will marvel at this old but still used structure. Walk on to Compstall by the side of the river and then visit either Etherow Country park or through Brabins Park to Marple...More

Thank Angela F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit and such educational to watch how the locks worked. Our child was mesmerized and we spent a good hour watching the boaters worked on the locks, the mechanism and beautiful canal. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank roadtripswc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful part of Derbyshire countryside local to Manchester Canal walks and locks to see and walks can easily be expanded to further a field

Thank caronamoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The locks are in a lovely area of the Cheshire ring and near some really nice pubs. Sail by in summer and the parks along the way are sure to have some well brought up children happy to help you get through the locks for...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing place. I walk my dog along the canal bank's it's such a wonderful place you may see a canal boat passing by the people on the boats always smile and wave. You are never really alone. The fisher men are along the banks...More

Thank Eileen J
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I really love coming here. its so tranquil and nice. I came several times a month if the weather is nice

Thank gary w
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place to stumble across. Enjoyed walking alongside the locks, looking at the mechanisms and exploring the flowers and birds along the way. Would love to go again. One of our party has difficulty walking very far, so we could walk further than about 4...More

Thank Trish515
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I hadn't done this walk for years and years and am glad I did it again. It's lovely, peaceful, interesting, and not at all strenuous. Great for dogs and children, as long as they don't jump into the canal! Recommended!

Thank JackPudding
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Lovely place this, it's an escape from the extremely busy suburbs of the surrounding areas. So if you're a canal walk and countryside enthusiast give it a go, you'll love it.

Thank Richard D
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George J
27 April 2017|
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Response from Bev P | Reviewed this property |
No booking just meander along the canal footpath at your leisure, some beautiful scenery to see, lovely riverside pubs with fantastic food on offer or you coulda your own packed lunch and enjoy a picnic at the dockside xx
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Barb1708_13
9 October 2016|
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Response from Englishmike24 | Reviewed this property |
if you drive just through the centre of marple you will cross the canal bridge which has the locks either side just past the cinema and the navigation pub you will see a football field with one goal you can park there. then... More
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bayer328
26 April 2015|
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Response from Englishmike24 | Reviewed this property |
there's a few cafes not open much on Sundays but Costa coffee is open
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