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Macclesfield Canal

The Macclesfield Canal is an important and picturesque waterway stretching for 26 miles (42 kilometers) through the scenic countryside, connecting Marple in Greater Manchester to Kidsgrove in Staffordshire. The canal was opened in 1831 and is part of the Cheshire Ring, a popular cruising route for canal boats. The canal played a crucial role in the industrial revolution, facilitating the transportation of goods such as coal, limestone, and silk. It contributed to the economic growth of towns like Macclesfield, known for its silk industry.

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High Lane
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