Superlative Walks

Urban trails, each with something very special


Marple Bridge

A five-mile walk from Marple Bridge featuring Britain’s highest stone aqueduct, a long flight of locks and a Roman Bridge that the romans did not build.  Leaving the pretty village of Marple Bridge, the walk tracks the Rover Goyt, passes victorian leisure parks and the site of a mill that was once the largest cotton mill in the world. Ascending through woodland to the Peak Forest Canal, the walk then follows the Macclesfield Canal down a dramatic flight of locks to the impressive Marple Aqueduct. The route is largely rural, on paths and can be muddy after wet weather.




Key Facts

Location: Marple Bridge, Nr. Stockport, Greater Manchester

Parking : On Brabyns Brow

Distance: 4.8 miles

Time : 2.5 hours (excluding stops)

Ascent/Descent: 485 feet

Map: OS Explorer OL 1 Peak District

The Map

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