Bosley

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Bosley Reservoir is a large reservoir created to feed the Macclesfield Canal system, specifically the 12 Bosley locks. It is fed from the surrounding hills, including Bosley Cloud which rises to 1,125 feet. The canal is owned and maintained by British Waterways and is popular with local anglers, birdwatchers and walkers.

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Popularity rank: #1198
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Cheshire, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Bosley Reservoir, Bosley Cloud

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Legend

Bosley has another story to tell until the 1880s a gibbet stood on nearby Gun Hill and when the gibbet was taken down the wood was used to make the stiles on field borders around Bosley. The stiles are believed to be haunted by John Naden who murdered his employer.

Directions

Car

Bosley is situated on the A523 and A54 crossroads. Access to the reservoir is off Smith Lane to the East of the reservoir.

Train

Nearest railway station is Congleton.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Contact

Address: British Waterways, Navigation Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1BH, UK.
Phone: +44 1606 723800

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