Canal Boating from Lord Vernon's Wharf

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Lord Vernon's Wharf on the Macclesfield canal in Cheshire

Lord Vernon's Wharf, Lyme Rd, Poynton, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TH

A fabulous place from which to explore Derbyshire & the Peak district.

Cruising Routes

Sorry, we don't have any routes for this marina currently.

Things to do

  • 1
    This stretch of the canal has a green flag award and borders Lyme Park which is looked after by the National Trust. The village of Poynton is a mile away and has a great range of shops, restaurants and cafes. The local area is quiet and peaceful, nearby is a pub (The Boars Head) which is dog friendly and serves good food.
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    Macclesfield - The earliest settlement has been recorded in the Domesday book, it rose to be the most important town in East Cheshire , and now has cobbled streets and an picturesque market square, like the old market town, with some fine classical buildings mixed in with the modern. See the Silk Museum which was one of Macclesfield's major industries.
  • 3
    Lyme Park- stately home as featured in the film Pride & Prejudice, now run by the National trust , featuring some Tudor interiors and 1400 acre deer park.
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    Bollington- Cotton once ruled in this area. Discover the bustling past at Clarence Mill and Adelphi Mill which sit alongside the Canal. From here it is only 1 mile to the bounday of the Peak District National park


  • Directions By Road
    Lord Vernons Wharf is at Higher Poynton which is south east of Manchester and north of Macclesfield just east of Poynton. To arrive by car use the postcode SK12 1TH for your sat nav. From the Boars Head pub drive over the bridge and turn left into the car park with the yellow height barrier. Follow this to the rear and up the hill and find somewhere to park, then call us and we will meet you , once your luggage is unloaded we will direct you to our secure gated nearby car park
  • Directions By Rail
    Train station at Poynton , train time from London is 2.5 hours changing at Stoke on Trent. It is 23 minutes from Manchester by train and 1.5 hours from Birmingham.It is a 10 minute taxi ride from the station to the Marina. We can also pick you up from Poynton or Middlewood train station by arrangement.
  • Nearest Airport
    Manchester International Airport is 10 miles away, or 30 minutes by taxi.
  • Local Accommodation
  • Taxi Information
    Wilmslow & Poynton Taxis Tel 07803-901150, also Tel 01663-740880 Car Hire
  • Groceries
    Waitrose & Morrisons Supermarkets in Poynton You can arrange a supermarket delivery to the Marina if you wish