Higher Poynton L1 Leisure

Higher Poynton Moorings on located on the picturesque Macclesfield Canal in Cheshire approximately 7 miles from Manchester. For boaters, the Canal forms part of the popular Cheshire cruising ring. It is a tree-lined canal that follows the natural curves of the land, with only one lock flight on it.

The mooring site is approximately 260m long and provides space for up to 19 vessels moored against the towpath.

Site Facilities
Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

Access to the site is from Lyme Road, off of Shrigley Road North / Green Lane. From Lyme Road follow the brown tourism signs for Nelson Pit / Middlewood Way Canal Side which will take you onto a local authority owned car park. Please note this car is now pay and display.There is a visitor centre on site here.

The nearest village is Higher Poynton which is approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Station


Nearest Town

Higher Poynton

Additional Information

Refuse disposal is available along the towpath and is for the use of all boaters.

The nearest Canal & River Trust facilities, including toilets and water, are at Marple, approximately four miles from the site.

The moorings are on the towpath opposite Victoria Pit Marina and can be accessed from Nelson Pit car park, adjacent to the mooring site.

Mooring rings are installed at the site but mooring pins may be needed dependent on boat length and the spacing of rings.

This is a leisure site and is determined by us to be a mooring site for the storage of boats between leisure use, customers may well spend weekends on this site, and occasionally longer periods, but it is not sold as, or intended to be suitable for long term residential use. This site does not have local authority planning consent for residential use, neither does it have the level of facilities and service expected of such a mooring. As such the offer that we have is only intended to meet the needs of a leisure boater.

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Macclesfield Canal
Car Parking
None/Public Road
Facilities Block
Gated Access
Viewing Arrangements

The mooring site has no access restrictions and can be viewed at any time. Please have consideration for the other moorers on site.

  • Refuse Disposal
Leanne Higham
07770 610213 or 0303 040 40 40