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Sutton Hall and Macclesfield Canal Walk

MODERATE 6 reviews

Sutton Hall and Macclesfield Canal Walk is a 6.1 kilometer 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.

Distance: 6.1 km Elevation Gain: 188 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips





pub walk

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.

7 months ago

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.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

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

Sunday, March 09, 2014

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

26 days ago

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