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Marple Locks

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Address: Off Station Road, Marple, Stockport, England
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This spectacular flight of sixteen working locks - surrounded by some...

This spectacular flight of sixteen working locks - surrounded by some beautiful wooded countryside and scenic walks - raises the canal 209 feet to reach a height of 518 feet above sea level at Marple.

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Lovely walk

Great place to walk down the locks and through Brabyns park . Nice to have a lovely pub Ring O Bells on the way

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester England
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to walk down the locks and through Brabyns park . Nice to have a lovely pub Ring O Bells on the way

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely place to visit on a sunny day and close to Marple village with plenty of pubs and restaurants, also a great shoping centre with a good variety of shops and stores

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Thank tenerifesue2011
Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well maintained lock system amid beautiful countryside but close to Marple village and public houses. Well worth a walk.

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Thank _c_horne_horne
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walks along the very scenic canal and also family park nearby . great day out as a couple or with the family

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Stockport
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk along these locks brings back childhood memories. Recent renovation work on gates and retaining walls is now complete with added picnic areas and cleaned up water reveals lots of wildlife and the fisher men are back. It is so relaxing to walk in peaceful surroundings where people say 'Hello' as you pass them. Marple Town centre is just... More 

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stockport england
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on a nice day it is great but I wouldn't like to be on a canal boat as there is that many locks to open

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Thank 10county
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great day out at Marple Locks. To get there by bike from Manchester or Stockport is a joy and so easy. There a huge playing field a few feet away so the kids can play while mum and dad can relax and watch the work and boats go by. Summers are mad of lazy days like this.

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Thank justmikie1
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister used to live in Marple and introduced me to the pleasures of a walk along and near the locks. It is quite steep so may be unsuitable for some.

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Thank Anita H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aww amazing, my 4 year old learnt how the canal locks worked , and me too, couldn't wish for a better afternoon.

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Thank Claire C
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This series of canal locks is the steepest on the planet, somewhat making it a more strenuous walk than you'd normally experience. Perfect for keeping fit and taking photos of the spectacular surrounding countryside.

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