Leisure & Amenities

Marple LibraryMarple Library - The library is situated in Memorial Park and was constructed in 1974. It occupies two floors and includes exhibition facilities, meeting room and study room. Telephone: 0161 217 6009. Open times are:

Follow this link to the Council site to check these details.


Storytime: Every Tuesday 2pm - 2.30pm

Reading Group: First Monday in the month 6.45pm - 7.45pm (If you wish to join, please contact Library Staff).

Marple Library
Memorial Park
Tel: 0161 217 6009
Text: 07624 805 621
Web: http://www.stockport.gov.uk/libraries

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Marple Swimming Pool / Life Leisure Marple - Stockport Road, Marple, Stockport, SK6 6AA
Located in the heart of Marple, Life Leisure Marple has facilities and activities for all the family. Facilities include: 

  • Fitness Suite/Gym 

  • Swimming Pool

  • Personal Training

  • Children's Classes & Activities

  • Stockport Metro Swimming Lessons 

In addition to general gym and aerobics classes, Life Leisure Marple offers personal training and a number of specialized fitness courses. For more information view the fitness class timetable which runs both at this centre and at the Marple 6th Form College Campus. Alternatively, why not drop in for a look around or call a member of our team on 0161 427 7070.

The centre is also home to Marple Swimming Club.

Opening Times
Monday - Friday
7.00am 9.30pm
7.30am - 4.00pm
7.30am 5.00pm

Check here for latest information


Click the link below for the on-line version of the Swimming Pool timetable:

Swimming Pool Timetable

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Marple War Memorial

War Memorial Park - Memorial park covers approximately 14 acres in the centre of Marple. It includes within its grounds the Public Library, the Clinic and Child Health Centre and the Council Offices which are located in the former home of Thomas Carver, Hollins House. Close to the Library is a fenced play area for young children.

There is a War Memorial in remembrance of the Marple dead from World Wars I & II and a number other historical features which have been relocated to the park. These include the sundial from Marple Hall, the headstone from Oldknow's Mill and the village stocks from near the Ring o' Bells public house.

The Marple Website host the web site of Friends of Marple Memorial Park

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Brabyns Park - Brabyns Park is the largest park in Marple, being over 90 acres in area. It consists of parkland, playing fields and woodland, and is bordered on one side by the Peak Forest Canal and on the other two sides by the River Goyt.
The Park was the estate attached to Brabyns Hall and was first opened to the public in 1947. There are many points of historical and geographical interest and these are set out in a booklet known as the Brabyns Park Interest Trail. This booklet, which was written by pupils from Marple Ridge High School, is available from the Marple Library in the Local Heritage section.

"Wright's Folly" in Brabyns Park

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The Middlewood Way

The Middlewood Way - The Middlewood Way offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including walking, cycling, horse riding, birdwatching and picnicking. For horse riders the Way offers a traffic-free ride all the way from Marple to Bollington, along the specially constructed bridleway. The way is also open to cyclists and provides the ideal opportunity for a quiet and enjoyable family outing. Picnic sites exist at various points along the trail and cycle hire is available from Grimshaw Lane, Bollington.
The Middlewood Way, formerly the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple (MBM) Railway, is managed jointly by Stockport MBC and Macclesfield Borough Council, through their respective Warden/Ranger services. For more information on the history and attractions of the Middlewood Way click the photograph or other links.

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The "New Horizons" is a purpose built narrow boat run by the Stockport Canal Boat Trust and offers day trips and short holidays for people with handicaps or disabilities around the canals of North West England. The boat, which operates out of Marple, was commissioned by the Prince of Wales in 1981 and carries more than 1000 disabled people and their helpers some 1500 miles each year over the canal system.

New Horizons Narrow Boat

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