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Marple Locks

Off Station Road, Marple, Stockport SK6 6AX, England
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Good walking.

The Locks are an excellent place to go for an easy flat walk. Some lovely sights to see including... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ruth S
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Water locks and nice views

Nice area where you can meet peope with lovely simles on there faces greeting you as you walk down... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
alrisali
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Sale, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Off Station Road, Marple, Stockport SK6 6AX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Locks are an excellent place to go for an easy flat walk. Some lovely sights to see including the barges.

Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area where you can meet peope with lovely simles on there faces greeting you as you walk down the river Not many things to to enjoy though apart from a good walk need to be careful of kids approaching the locks edges

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I believe that the alluring thing about walking a canal tow path is the general ambiance and views. Marple locks is ideal with the added cabaret of inexperienced novice narrow boat users fighting the locks to move their boat onwards. Lovely views, lovely walk with...More

Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Lovely piece of history that has been regenerated, beautiful scenery but it is a bit of a walk with young children, you may have to take a bugy with you. Beautiful on a good day

Thank 190stuart
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Marple is a great little town, scenery is great. There is a small 'museum / information centre at the macclesfield canal / peak forest canal junction at the top of the lock flight. The town centre itself is 'quaint', but as you decend the flight...More

Thank Pete R
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is a beautiful walk in Cheshire countryside. It is suitable and safe for dogs, although some parts are close to the road so you may want to keep them on a lead depending on obedience. Marple itself is a bustling little town with a...More

Thank Natalie W
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Driving through Marple, stopped off to admire the pretty set of canal locks and take a wet (it was raining) walk along the canal bank. Interesting area - only wish i'd of had more time to explore.

Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I visited this site on 15 March (two days ago). Access was blocked both to the locks and the towpath at locks 12, 11 and 10 as the locks are being rebuilt - though absolutely no work was going on at any of the locations....More

1  Thank 4472keitht
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

It's such an easy flight to do; hopefully, the Canal and River Trust will have it open by May Day Bank Holiday

Thank StarUKKiwi
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Wonderful pretty location with a sense of history. You can easily transport yourself to an earlier time. And relax looking at the peaceful body of water. While also enjoying the wider lovely views.

Thank joseph850
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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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