519 Bosley Locks

Bosley Locks is one of the prettiest flights of locks in the country. Here the Macclesfield Canal descends in twelve steps through the Cheshire countryside, with an aqueduct over the River Dane as a grand finale. Each narrow lock unusually has double gates, top and bottom, while a small pond beside the towpath saves the water. There are a couple of pubs and Bosley Reservoir, which supplies the canal, makes a delightful picnic spot.

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LOCATION: 4 miles south of Macclesfield
START: Turn right off A523 down Bullgate Lane to layby
Grid ref: SJ905670 Postcode: CW122PB
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Wilmslow, Macclesfield Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Queens Arms & Harrington Arms
EN ROUTE: Dane Valley

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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