The Macclesfield Canal is a popular destination for canoeists in Macclesfield. A licence is required for canoeing on the canal, from 4 per day, and is available from British Waterways. Suggestions for canoeing trips on the canal are available from Canoe Days Out. The local Leisure Centres (Macc and Bollington) also offer canoe training.


Here are some links and addresses that you might find useful:

Macclesfield Canal from Canal Junction - a cruising guide to the Macc canal.

The Macclesfield and District Canoe Club (MADCC) is an active canoeing club, based in Macclesfield. They hold evening sessions at Bollington Leisure Centre, and events on the Macclesfield Canal during the summer.

Moorland Adventure

Based in the beautiful Peak District, Moorland Adventure specialise in abseiling, archery, bush-craft, canoeing, caving, climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, orienteering and expedition and camp-craft.

Mark Davies Canoe & Kayak Coaching 14, Prestbury Rd, Macclesfield SK10 1AU. Tel: 07970 849436

Brookbank Canoes and Kayaks

Units D1 - D3 Stockport Trading Estate, Yew Street, Stockport SK4 2JZ. Tel: 0161 474 1499