Macclesfield Canal

The Macclesfield Canal is a narrow canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 26 miles and ¾ furlongs through 13 locks from Hall Green Stop Lock (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch)) to Marple Junction (where it joins the Peak Forest Canal (Lower) and the Peak Forest Canal (Upper)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 2 inches. The maximum draught is 3 feet and 6 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Bosley Locks

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Hall Green Stop Lock
Junction of Macclesfield Canal and Hall Green Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal
Hall Green Footbridge No 93 ¼ furlongs 1 lock
Scholar Green Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
1 furlong 1 lock
Hall Green Bridge No 92 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Tramroad Bridge No 91 2½ furlongs 1 lock
Cinder Hill Narrows 4 furlongs 1 lock
Morris Bridge No 89 5 furlongs 1 lock
Foundry Lane Narrows 6¾ furlongs 1 lock
Kent Green Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
7 furlongs 1 lock
Kent Green Bridge No 87 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Kent Green Pipe Bridge 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Heritage Narrowboats 1 mile and ¼ furlongs 1 lock
Ramsdell Hall 1 mile and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
Ramsdell Hall Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
1 mile and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Rowndes Bridge No 86 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
Simpson Bridge No 85 1 mile and 7½ furlongs 1 lock
Deakins Bridge No 84 2 miles and 1 furlong 1 lock
Gravel Pit Bridge No 83 2 miles and 2 furlongs 1 lock
Hockenhall Bridge No 82 2 miles and 3½ furlongs 1 lock
Oak Farm Bridge No 81 2 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Oak Farm Winding Hole 2 miles and 5 furlongs 1 lock
Watery Lane Aqueduct 2 miles and 6¼ furlongs 1 lock
Henshalls Bridge No 80 3 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Peel Lane Bridge No 79 3 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Peel Lane Footbridge 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
Billy Tights Footbridge No 78 3 miles and 6 furlongs 1 lock
Cambourne Close Narrows 3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 1 lock
Falmouth Road Winding Hole 3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Lambert's Lane Bridge No 77 4 miles and 1 furlong 1 lock
Congleton Wharf 4 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Congleton Wharf Moorings 4 miles and 1¾ furlongs 1 lock
Congleton Aqueduct 4 miles and 2 furlongs 1 lock
Congleton Winding Hole 4 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
Morris Bridge No 76 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 1 lock
Congleton Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
4 miles and 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
Park Lane Railway Bridge 4 miles and 4½ furlongs 1 lock
Old Park Lane Bridge No 75 4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 1 lock
Park Lane Bridge No 75a 4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 1 lock
Hightown Bridge No 74 4 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Galley Bridge No 73 4 miles and 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Blackshaw Close Narrows 5 miles and ¼ furlongs 1 lock
Dane in Shaw Brook Aqueduct 5 miles and 1 furlong 1 lock
Biddulph Valley Aqueduct
Over former railway line
5 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Biddulph Valley Arm 5 miles and 1¾ furlongs 1 lock
Porters Farm Bridge No 72 5 miles and 2 furlongs 1 lock
Brook House Farm Winding Hole 5 miles and 2¾ furlongs 1 lock
Brook House Farm Footbridge No 71 5 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Railway Bridge (Main Line to Macclesfield) 5 miles and 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
Galleys Bridge No 70 5 miles and 4¾ furlongs 1 lock
Wallworths Bridge No 69 5 miles and 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Buxton Road Bridge No 68 6 miles and ¼ furlongs 1 lock
Buglawton Cattle Creep Aqueduct 6 miles and 1 furlong 1 lock
Foden Bridge No 67 6 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Town Field Bridge No 66 6 miles and 2¾ furlongs 1 lock
Town Field Bridge Winding Hole 6 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Stanleys Bridge No 65 6 miles and 4½ furlongs 1 lock
Pearson Bridge No 64 6 miles and 7 furlongs 1 lock
Winding Hole between Pearson and Stanier 2nd Bridges 7 miles and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Stanier 2nd Bridge No 63 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 1 lock
Stanier 1st Bridge No 62 7 miles and 3¾ furlongs 1 lock
Congleton Bridge No 61 7 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Stringers Bridge No 60 7 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Stringers Railway Bridge 7 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Lomas Bridge No 59 8 miles and ½ furlongs 1 lock
Wallworths Bridge No 58 8 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
Old Driving Lane Bridge No 57 8 miles and 3¾ furlongs 1 lock
River Dane Aqueduct 8 miles and 4½ furlongs 1 lock
Bosley Bottom Lock No 12 8 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Bosley Railway Bridge 8 miles and 6 furlongs 2 locks
Bosley Lock No 11 8 miles and 6¼ furlongs 2 locks
Bosley Lock No 10 8 miles and 6¾ furlongs 3 locks
Bosley Lock No 9 8 miles and 7¼ furlongs 4 locks
Swindalls Bridge No 56 8 miles and 7½ furlongs 5 locks
Bosley Lock No 8 8 miles and 7¾ furlongs 5 locks
Bosley Lock No 7 9 miles and ¼ furlongs 6 locks
Bosley Lock No 6 9 miles and 1¼ furlongs 7 locks
Peckerpool Wood Bridge No 55 9 miles and 2½ furlongs 8 locks
Bosley Lock No 5 9 miles and 2½ furlongs 8 locks
Bosley Lock No 4 9 miles and 3 furlongs 9 locks
Bosley Lock No 3 9 miles and 3½ furlongs 10 locks
Bosley Lock No 2 9 miles and 4 furlongs 11 locks
Daintrys Road Bridge No 54 9 miles and 5¾ furlongs 12 locks
Bosley Top Lock No 1 9 miles and 6 furlongs 12 locks
Locketts Bridge No 53 9 miles and 7 furlongs 13 locks
Crow Holt Bridge No 52 10 miles and 3¼ furlongs 13 locks
Cowley Farm Bridge No 51 10 miles and 5 furlongs 13 locks
Mottersheads Bridge No 50 10 miles and 7 furlongs 13 locks
Winding Hole between Royal Oak and Mottersheads Bridges 11 miles and 1½ furlongs 13 locks
Royal Oak Footbridge 11 miles and 4¼ furlongs 13 locks
Royal Oak Swing Bridge No 49 11 miles and 4¼ furlongs 13 locks
Woodhouse Green Footbridge No 48 11 miles and 7 furlongs 13 locks
Woodhouse Green Narrows 12 miles and ¼ furlongs 13 locks
Broadhurst Swing Bridge No 47 12 miles and 3½ furlongs 13 locks
Danes Moss Bridge No 46 12 miles and 5¼ furlongs 13 locks
Danes Moss Winding Hole 12 miles and 7 furlongs 13 locks
Leek New Road Bridge No 45 13 miles 13 locks
Leek Old Road Bridge No 44 13 miles and 4 furlongs 13 locks
Gurnett Aqueduct 13 miles and 5½ furlongs 13 locks
Foden Bank Bridge No 43 13 miles and 6¼ furlongs 13 locks
Verdons Bridge No 41 14 miles and 2¾ furlongs 13 locks
Leadbeater's Bridge No 40 14 miles and 3 furlongs 13 locks
Holland's Bridge No 39 14 miles and 4 furlongs 13 locks
Black Road Bridge No 38 14 miles and 4¾ furlongs 13 locks
Swettenham Street Maintenance Yard 14 miles and 5¼ furlongs 13 locks
Swettenham Wharf 14 miles and 5½ furlongs 13 locks
The Hovis Mill 14 miles and 5¾ furlongs 13 locks
Puss in Boots PH 14 miles and 6¼ furlongs 13 locks
Buxton Road Bridge No 37 14 miles and 6½ furlongs 13 locks
Lime Grove Winding Hole 14 miles and 7¼ furlongs 13 locks
Smyths Bridge No 36 15 miles 13 locks
Barrack Road Bridge No 35 15 miles and 2½ furlongs 13 locks
Chapel-en-le-Frith Road Bridge No 34 15 miles and 4¼ furlongs 13 locks
Higherfold Bridge No 33 15 miles and 6½ furlongs 13 locks
Woods Bridge No 30 16 miles and 4½ furlongs 13 locks
Clark's Changeline Bridge No 29 16 miles and 7¾ furlongs 13 locks
Kerridge Dry Dock 17 miles and 1¾ furlongs 13 locks
Greens Bridge No 28 17 miles and 3¼ furlongs 13 locks
Adelphi Mill (Bollington) 17 miles and 4¼ furlongs 13 locks
Bollington Wharf 17 miles and 4¾ furlongs 13 locks
Bollington Wharf Aqueduct 17 miles and 5 furlongs 13 locks
Kerridge Bridge No 27
Bollington
18 miles and ¼ furlongs 13 locks
Bollington Aqueduct
Also crosses the River Dean
18 miles and ½ furlongs 13 locks
Clarence Mill (Bollington) 18 miles and 1¾ furlongs 13 locks
Clarence Mill Bridge No 26A 18 miles and 2 furlongs 13 locks
Sugar Lane Bridge No 26 18 miles and 4¼ furlongs 13 locks
Lane Head Winding Hole 18 miles and 6½ furlongs 13 locks
Whiteley Green Bridge No 25 18 miles and 7¼ furlongs 13 locks
Snapes Bridge No 24 19 miles and ¼ furlongs 13 locks
Wilds Bridge No 23 19 miles and 1½ furlongs 13 locks
Bartons Bridge No 22 19 miles and 3¾ furlongs 13 locks
Hibberts Brow Bridge No 21 19 miles and 6 furlongs 13 locks
Ryles Bridge No 20 19 miles and 7¾ furlongs 13 locks
Ryles Bridge Winding Hole 20 miles 13 locks
Braddocks Bridge No 19 20 miles and 3¾ furlongs 13 locks
Grimshaws Bridge No 18
Four Lane Ends
20 miles and 6¾ furlongs 13 locks
Adlington Basin (Entrance No 1) 21 miles 13 locks
Adlington Basin (Entrance No 2) 21 miles and ¾ furlongs 13 locks
Mitchells Bridge No 17 21 miles and 3¾ furlongs 13 locks
Red Acre Aqueduct 21 miles and 4¼ furlongs 13 locks
Hag Footbridge No 16 21 miles and 6¼ furlongs 13 locks
Higher Poynton Winding Hole 22 miles and ½ furlongs 13 locks
Brownhills Bridge No 15 22 miles and 2½ furlongs 13 locks
Braidbar Boats 22 miles and 2¾ furlongs 13 locks
Victoria Pit Marina 22 miles and 3¾ furlongs 13 locks
Smiths Bridge No 14 22 miles and 4¾ furlongs 13 locks
Bullock's Girder Bridge No 13 23 miles and 1 furlong 13 locks
Bollinghurst Brook Aqueduct 23 miles and 2 furlongs 13 locks
High Lane Railway Aqueduct 23 miles and 3 furlongs 13 locks
Junction with High Lane Branch 23 miles and 5¾ furlongs 13 locks
High Lane Bridge No 11
High Lane
23 miles and 6½ furlongs 13 locks
Marriotts Bridge No 10 24 miles 13 locks
Windlehurst Bridge No 9
With footbridge alongside
24 miles and 2¼ furlongs 13 locks
Bancroft Pipe Bridge 24 miles and 3¾ furlongs 13 locks
Bancroft Bridge No 8 24 miles and 4¼ furlongs 13 locks
Hydes Bridge No 7 24 miles and 6 furlongs 13 locks
Clough Bridge No 6
A pipe bridge is alongside
24 miles and 6¾ furlongs 13 locks
Barns Fold Bridge No 5 25 miles and 1 furlong 13 locks
Shepleys Bridge No 4 25 miles and 3¼ furlongs 13 locks
Goyt Mill 25 miles and 3¾ furlongs 13 locks
Eccles Bridge No 3 25 miles and 4¼ furlongs 13 locks
Winding Hole between Church Lane and Eccles Bridges 25 miles and 6 furlongs 13 locks
Marple Visitor Moorings 25 miles and 7½ furlongs 13 locks
Church Lane Bridge No 2 26 miles 13 locks
Marple Services 26 miles and ¼ furlongs 13 locks
Sutton's Lane Bridge No 1
57yds of narrows precede the bridge
26 miles and ¾ furlongs 13 locks
Marple Junction
Junction of Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals
26 miles and ¾ furlongs 13 locks
 
 
 
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Navigation closure notice: Macclesfield Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Lock 1 to Lock 12 — from Tuesday the 4th of June, 2019 to Thursday the 4th of June, 2020.

Update on 04/06/2019:

Our team have completed their investigations at Lock 2 to find that the cill has lifted.

Our teams will need to arrange for drainage of the pound to carry out refitting of the cill.

The flight will remain closed whilst we carry out the repair. 

We will provide an update on Friday morning.

Our team will be investigating a problem with the paddle at lock 2 which is not sealing and causing loss of water on the Bosley flight.

Boats travelling down will be asked to wait above Lock 1, boats travelling up can make their way from Lock 12 and wait below Lock 2.

An update will be issued tomorrow morning once our team have carried out their investigations.

Notification sent Tuesday the 4th of June, 2019

 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Macclesfield Canal

The Macclesfield Canal is a canal in east Cheshire, England, one of the six that make up the Cheshire Ring.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Macclesfield Canal
[Hall Green Branch] [Kerridge] [Poynton] [Marple Junction] [Canals in Cheshire] [Bollington] [Hardings Wood Junction] [Bosley] [Sutton Lane Ends]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:49