We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.


Uppermill was once famous for its wool and cotton mills. Surrounded by stunning countryside on the edge of the Pennines, today, Uppermill is a great place for canal and riverside walks with friends and family.

General information

Address: Wool Road, Uppermill, OL3 5QR

Visit time: 2-3 hours

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is pay & display parking on site. Free parking is available at Wool Road, lock 24, then you can walk along the towpath to Uppermill

Toilets: There are public toilets in Uppermill

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking


Museum, shops, Standedge Tunnel

Spot a boat

There are plenty of boats to see in the summer months


Boat trips

Picnic spot

Benches can be found on Wool Road and the High Street in Uppermill


  • There is a walking route up to Diggle, which is part of the Cheshire Ring


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens