The Macclesfield Canal passes through mostly green and rural surroundings, with Victorian mills and warehouses along the way adding a distinctive character.
For boaters, it forms part of the Cheshire cruising ring. It is a tree-lined canal that follows the natural curves of the land, with only one lock flight on it.
For walkers, the towpath is a lovely place for a gentle stroll. If you are looking for a more ambitious hike, the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk follows the cruising ring – an impressive 97 miles in total.
Bollington Discovery Centre tells the story of the industrial history of the area.