Macclesfield Canal and Poynton Marina

The Canal and River Trust:
Phone: 0303 0404040

The Macclesfield Canal runs for about 27½ miles from its junction with the Peak Forest Canal at Marple, via 12 locks at Bosley, to its junction with the Trent & Mersey Canal at Kidsgrove. It passes through beautiful countryside, and touches on several towns including Higher Poynton.

The Macclesfield Canal passes through mostly green and rural surroundings, with Victorian mills and warehouses along the way adding a distinctive character.

Macclesfield Canal The Canal and River Trust: phone 0303 0404040 email

Bridge and Crane
Trees by the river

Poynton Marina, Lyme Road, Poynton, SK12 1TH.

Situated on the Macclesfield Canal, Poynton Marina is the ideal place start a walk along the canal or in to Lyme Park and the Peak District. The canal offers many opportunities for circular walks of varying length, or as a linear route between Marple and Macclesfield.

There is ample parking at the Nelson Pit car park, which also has toilet facilities.
If you want a bit more of a relaxing time, sit and watch the boats coming and going over a refreshing drink at local pubs and cafes.

Poynton Marina Canal Boat
Poynton Marina Canal Boats in the snow
Poynton Marina in Winter