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Macclesfield Canal. Whitley Green to Bosley Locks.

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Our stuttering progress down the Macc continues.

From Whitley Green we went past the very handsome Clarence Mill then over Bollington Aqueduct before mooring up for a few days at Clarkes Lane. That was followed by a short run to Macclesfield during which we took on wood from a very boggy copse at Hurdsfield and pulled in for water opposite the rather uninspiring visitor moorings near Hovis Mill. We stopped for one night between bridges 39 and 40 just after the visitor moorings, before carrying on to the Gurnett Aqueduct.
There are 48hr moorings on the aqueduct at the back of the handy garden centre, but they finish before bridge 44 so we shuffled up and had a week or so there. Brian and Ann Marie came along on Alton while we were there so we had some coal off them.
They have three boats altogether; Alton, which they use for their regular coal and diesel runs, St Austel which is a butty and occasionally gets towed along for deliverie…