Canals in the Stockport area include the Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals, both providing level paths for easy walking with a few stretches having more of a gradient where the canal locks are located. The Peak Forest Canal can be easily accessed in Romiley and Marple with pcituresque views along the way. A walk past the Marple lock flight, which includes sixteen locks, can encompass a walk in Brabyn’s Park and the higher end of the locks is where the Peak Forest Canal joins the Macclesfield Canal. A circular walk can include both of these canals with a stretch through Hawk Green to link them up. Further along the Macclesfield Canal takes you through Bollington, a picturesque village amid rolling hills, and past old cotton mills. Whaley Bridge is where one end of the Peak Forest Canal starts with an offshoot of the canal going to the Bugsworth Canal Basin, once a place of much activity transporting rock and lime and now a much quieter place to enjoy a walk, with information boards revealing the interesting history of the area.