The flight of 16 locks at Marple is a spectacular sight, one of the steepest flights in Britiain. Plus the beautiful countryside and nearby Marple Aqueduct makes it a wonderful place for a family day out.
Address: Marple Locks, Church St, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 6BN
Visit time: 2-3 hours
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: Parking is available in the town centre
Toilets: There are public toilets in the town centre
Since 2015, this part of the Peak Forest Canal has been a Green Flag Award winner, the Marple Aqueduct itself winning a Heritage Green Award in 2017.
Marple marina, Marple Aqueduct, lock flight, cinema in town centre
A good place to see boats in the summer
Bar and restaurant
Boat trips - public, Boat trips - charter, Boat trips - education / community, Boat trips - restaurant
There is a picnic table at lock 7 and benches at lock 16
There are a number of walks and trails in the area
trails, walks, and history - follow the story of Old Know along the Marple stretch of the canal
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