Cheshire Ring Canal Walk
Max transport gap <20km
A 157km circuit of canal towpaths in and to the south of Manchester.
This route is full of contrasts — the centre of Manchester and pastoral countryside, stately homes and town centres — and as is usual for a canal walk, most of the landscape is “seen from behind”.
Stockport and Manchester share the spoils as northern bases, and in fact Stockport could cover the whole route, with Northwich/Hartford an option closer to the western sections.