Poynton

Lord Vernon's Wharf, Lyme Rd, Poynton, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TH
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The Macclesfield Canal passes through mostly green and rural surroundings, with Victorian mills and warehouses along the way adding a distinctive character. For boaters, it forms part of the Cheshire cruising ring. It is a tree-lined canal that follows the natural curves of the land, with only one lock flight on it. It is remembered by holidaymakers both for its elegance, particularly the roving or turnover bridges that allow a horse to transfer from a towpath on one side of the canal to the other without the need to unhitch; its spectacular views; and its architectural follies. For walkers, the towpath is a lovely place for a gentle stroll. If you are looking for a more ambitious hike, the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk follows the cruising ring an impressive 97 miles in total. Around Higher Poynton the Canal becomes wider , and some consider this stretch to be the most pleasant moorings on the Canal, because the wide water supports large families of geese, ducks and swans.

Poynton is a town in Cheshire, England, on the easternmost fringe of the Cheshire Plain 11 miles south-southeast of Manchester, 7 miles north of Macclesfield.

Macclesfield - The earliest settlement has been recorded in the Domesday book, it rose to be the most important town in East Cheshire , and now has cobbled streets and an picturesque market square, like the old market town, with some fine classical buildings mixed in with the modern. See the Silk Museum which was one of Macclesfield's major industries.

Lyme Park- stately home as featured in the film Pride & Prejudice, now run by the National trust , featuring some Tudor interiors and 1400 acre deer park.

Bollington- Cotton once ruled in this area. Discover the bustling past at Clarence Mill and Adelphi Mill which sit alongside the Canal. From here it is only 1 mile to the bounday of the Peak District National park

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Address : Lord Vernon's Wharf, Lyme Rd, Poynton, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TH

By Road : Lord Vernons Wharf is at Higher Poynton which is south east of Manchester and north of Macclesfield , just east of Poynton.

By Rail : Train station at Poynton , train time from London is 2.5 hours changing at Stoke on Trent. It is 23 minutes from Manchester by train and 1.5 hours from Birmingham.It is a 10 minute taxi ride form the station to the Marina.

By Air : Manchester International Airport is 10 miles away, or 30 minutes by taxi.

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Accommodation : https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g4283639-Poynton_Cheshire_England-Hotels.html

Taxis : Wilmslow & Poynton Taxis Tel 07803-901150, also https://grabbacab.co.uk Tel 01663-740880

Groceries : Waitrose & Morrisons Supermarkets in Poynton

Bike Hire : https://www.ingear-uk.com/contact based in Poynton