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Marple Locks

Off Station Road, Marple, Stockport, England
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Lovely walk

We were house and dog sitting for our son while he went on holiday so decided to take his dogs for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jayne B
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Cramlington
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Nice walk

Nice walk linking the middle of Marple with the aqueduct over the Goyt and passing memorial park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dwa789
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were house and dog sitting for our son while he went on holiday so decided to take his dogs for a walk along Marple locks. What a delightful place, so much to see and lovely friendly people also walking their dogs. There were quite...More

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walk linking the middle of Marple with the aqueduct over the Goyt and passing memorial park and brabyns park. Options to carry on towards Romiley at the bottom, or new mills or Lyme park at the top so good for a quick leg stretch...More

Thank dwa789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening walk down the canal. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Samuel Oldknow and Outram, Brown and Arkwright, the canal and locks are bursting with history. Running alongside, in part, Brabyns Park, you can deviate off the beaten path to enjoy another...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on the locks by chance when we were out walking with friends from America. They were bowled over watching a canal boat go through the locks. Its not something you see every day so it was a very pleasant experience.

Thank Truetraveller2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really love walking along the canals in Marple as the wildlife and canal boats are great to see. We also like them because of the friendly people you meet who are also walking along the canals and the exercise is beneficial too ! All...More

Thank elainetidsey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been walking these canal banks since a child, 50 odd years ago! They have hardly changed. very peaceful, walking in the steps of history and the textile industry of Cheshire/Derbyshire. Wonderful wildlife to see, as well as the Pennine hills and on a...More

Thank hortophagus
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Marple canal is lovely and the locks are gorgeous. There's shops and a park nearby so well worth a visit.

Thank livinglifewithminime
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Heavenly views..peaceful...friendly...interesting..educational..great for a walk. Would never get tired of the landscape.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk the dogs always so much going on. Good footpaths, lots of dog bins and today the kids got to help with the locks, so lucky to have this on our doorstep

Thank ajgater
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Nice serene. Unfortunately the roads are awful to drive in there. I surprise the local Council did not supervise this. As the place attracts so many tourists. We almost broke our car driving in these awful roads.

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George J
26 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
8 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
25 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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