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We finish our round-up in the town of 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 the English canal network, it’s well worth taking a quick breather to marvel at the flight of 16 locks.

Image showing Marple Locks on the Peak Forest Canal after restoration, photo by WATERWAY IMAGES

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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Last date edited: 12 April 2017