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Peak Forest Canal cycle trail

Enjoy a cycle ride through Marple, just to the east of Stockport in Greater Manchester.

Marple Aqueduct

Distance: 6.1 miles

Home to some of the greatest engineering feats of our canal network, it’s well worth taking a quick breather to marvel Marple Locks, one of the steepest flights in the country.

Other route highlights include a river crossing and an abandoned chapel – and there are plenty of lovely places to stop for a bite to eat in Marple if you’re feeling peckish.

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British Cycling have more about this route, and the other great canal rides, on their website.

Last date edited: 13 April 2018