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Macclesfield Canal

Macclesfield Canal, United Kingdom

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About Macclesfield Canal

The Macclesfield Canal passes through mostly green and rural surroundings, with Victorian mills and warehouses along the way adding a distinctive character.  It passes through beautiful countryside and touches on several towns – Bollington, Macclesfield, and Congleton.  The route of the canal was surveyed by Thomas Telford and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of £320,000.



Attractions near Macclesfield Canal

Tegg's Nose Country Park4.05km from Macclesfield Canal

Tegg's Nose Country Park sits on the western flanks of the Pennines overlooking Macclesfield and the Cheshire Plain to the west. Rock and man have created a landscape of dry stone walls and sturdy barns adding to the dramatic character of the steep sided valleys while many of the hill tops are pitted with old quarries.

Adlington Hall and Gardens4.47km from Macclesfield Canal

One of the most beautiful homes in England, Adlington Hall, home of the Leghs from 1315 was built on the site of a Hunting Lodge. Adlington Hall is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The grounds contain eleven Grade II listed buildings, and the grounds themselves have been designated at Grade II* on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. The hall is open to the public for visits and guided tours, and parts of the building c

National Trust - Hare Hill5.56km from Macclesfield Canal

Hare Hill Hall is a country house and a garden in the parish of Over Alderley, Cheshire, England. The house and grounds are privately owned,[1] and the separate nearby garden is in the care of the National Trust. The walled garden has been restored in line with Brocklehurst's vision, and now the white perennial borders sing out in summer. On warm days, enjoy a picnic in the shaded wooded garden. Autumn provides a great opportunity for invigorating walks around the garden.

Trentabank Reservoir6.38km from Macclesfield Canal

Trentabank Reservoir is located within Macclesfield Forest, partly in the Peak District National Park in England, and is home to rich unimproved uplands and grasslands. The reservoir is surrounded mainly by coniferous plantations and is also home to about 22 pairs of herons.

National Trust - Lyme6.43km from Macclesfield Canal

The National Trust's Lyme Park, Cheshire, is a magnificent house and estate on the edge of the Peak District. This Elizabethan house was developed and extended in c.1725-35 by Giacomo Leoni for Peter Legh, whose family had held land here since the 14th century. The house is the largest in Cheshire,and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.

Macclesfield Forest6.56km from Macclesfield Canal

Macclesfield Forest is a working forest around a cascade of reservoirs; Trentabank, Ridgegate, Teggsnose, and Bottoms. The mixture of water and woodland habitat makes Macclesfield Forest an excellent place for wildlife lovers, with red deer and many birds including Heron Broods in Cheshire’s largest heronry. One of the good trekking destination and also you cans spend some good time there.

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Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.