We left the mooring at Rowness Bridge and continued on to Macclesfield. An easy run up the only locks (12 of them) on the Macclesfield Canal. It’s beautiful countryside around here, we are on the outskirts of Cheshire. We ended up mooring up in Macclesfield itself, near the Hovis mill which is huge but has now been converted to offices. Handy for the Puss in Boots pub, but not the best mooring. Couldn’t get the boat close to the edge. We probably should have gotten the plank off the roof but currently it’s got the satellite dish clamped to it. So we did some careful leaping.
The rain came down in bucket loads at 4.00am along with a bit of thunder. It kept going until about 11.oo am. We walked into the town to do some top up shopping. It’s clear we are on the outskirts of the Peak District now. It was a walk down to the town, and then up cobbled streets to get there. Lots of cobbles, very steep streets. The main part of the town is on a plateau at the top, but anything else you are heading down cobbled lanes. Beautiful architecture. Howie’s walking shoes, which were new when he got here, have worn out and they got replaced today. Also got some water proofing stuff for our water proof jackets – which aren’t anymore. Then headed back to the boat. Moved on a bit and moored up at Bollington.
Decided to go for a walk this evening up the hill to White Nancy. It’s a bit lower than Mow Cop. We walked up the main path on the way up and came down through the little forested area on the way back down. The views are spectacular – the Cheshire planes to one side and the Peaks to the other. Nice sunset as well. Treated us to a pint on the way back down the hill.