We finish our round-up in the town of Marple, just to the east of Stockport in Greater Manchester.
Home to some of the greatest engineering feats of the English canal network, it’s well worth taking a quick breather to marvel at the flight of 16 locks.
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.
British Cycling have more about this route, and the other great canal rides, on their website.
Last date edited: 12 April 2017