Marple Locks

Marple Locks

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Recommended by 30 out of 32 hikers


  • Dan Hobson

    The flight of 16 locks on the Peak Forest Canal at Marple is one of the steepest in Britain. Completed in 1804, the locks fell into disrepair in the 1960s with the end of commercial carrying. However, a successful campaign to preserve the Cheshire Ring saw them restored and reopened in 1974.

    • October 26, 2020

  • Chris

    Walked the locks last week from no1 at the bottom to the top ,nice walk on a sunny day ,me and my son was lucky enough to see how the locks work as a person from the river and canals trust was there and allowed my son the chance to open the locks which was interesting 👍👍

    • May 6, 2021

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Location: Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation170 m

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