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Sutton Hall and Macclesfield Canal Walk is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Macclesfield, Cheshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 616 ft Route type Loop
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A circular pub walk from Sutton Hall in Sutton, near Macclesfield in Cheshire. Sutton Hall is a 480 year old manor house now converted into a proper pub with a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere and a warren of dining areas. The walking route heads out across farmland to reach the nearby Sutton Reservoir before returning along the towpath of the Macclesfield Canal. You'll be able to enjoy the peace of the rural landscape and the laid back feel of the canal, all with the stunning back drop of the nearby Peak District hills. The walk has a few gentle gradients throughout plus one short steeper slope. The outward leg crosses farm pastures which can be very muddy so good boots are a must. The pastures are likely to be holding cattle (and maybe sheep) so take care with dogs. There are 2 stiles, several gates and some flights of steps to negotiate along the route (the stiles do have wire fence surrounds, although there was a gap big enough for our standard poodle to squeeze through). The canal towpath can be narrow in places so take care to keep children away from the water's edge. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours.

There is more than one place named Sutton in Cheshire, so be sure to make your way to the right one. The Sutton you need is the one about a mile south of Macclesfield. The walk starts and finishes from Sutton Hall which is off Bullocks Lane in Sutton. Approximate post code SK11 0HE. The pub is marked with a brown sign and has its own large car park.

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Emma Lloyd
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Walking

Okay but not the most picturesque. A bit muddy towards the end of the walk near the primary school. Also slightly overgrown along the canal in parts (brambles I might add which can grow back quickly even if it is maintained regularly). It is however super easy to follow and a nice little stroll if you want a quick and easy walk in the countryside.

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julie M
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Very easy to follow. Really needed an easy walk today after lots of hill climbs recently in the Peak District. This was my first time using the App. Really good. ✅

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jane crowley
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Lovely walk taking in a good variety of scenery and landscape. Something different around every corner. This is a walk I know I will enjoy doing all year round.

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Abbey Abbey
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Lovely walk, I took my 3 year old and she thoroughly enjoyed it.

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mike mcgoogly
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Lovely walk but could be challenging when wet/muddy in one particular section for some people after reaching the end of the reservoir & going down the embankment.

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Peter Peter
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Great walk even on a wet and muddy winters day, we will be back in the summer to do it all again. Thanks.

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Natalie Bolton
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Natasha Still
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Grzegorz Wozniak
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Victoria King
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Cheryl Lester
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Michael Dennis
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Michael Dennis
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Lewis Ball
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Karen DUNNING
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Matthew Allingham
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Tim Brown
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elliot elliot
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Joanne Whitby
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