|This is the second of two volumes of circular walks which together take you round the whole 97 miles of the Cheshire Ring of canals. The walks in this book are up the eastern side of the Ring, along the Macclesfield, Peak Forest, Ashton and Rochdale canals, from Kidsgrove in the south to Castlefield, Manchester in the north. The walks are between 2¾ and 6½ miles long. Each one follows the towpath for on average 2 miles, with a ‘return’ section on a combination of paths, tracks and roads. The walks are not strenuous and are aimed at people who want to spend 2-3 hours exploring contrasting areas of Cheshire. In addition to giving clear directions for the walks, there is additional information about points of interest, local history, places to visit and pubs and cafes nearby.
About the Author:
As a child, Sally Bailey explored the neglected waterways of central Birmingham with her father and she has been interested in canals ever since. She subsequently wrote her college dissertation on ‘The Changing uses of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal’ and later studied architecture and transport studies at university. Sally has had a lifelong interest in walking, maps, transport and local history, so when she was unable to find a book which would take her round the canals of Cheshire in circular
walks, she decided to write one herself.