As part of the national Heritage Open Days, the Horseboating Society plan a spectacular boat gathering over the weekend of 10-13 September.
See Britain's oldest surviving wooden narrowboat return to Marple where it was built in 1854.
Maria, the horse-drawn canal boat, will travel from Guidebridge to Marple, via the Ashton Canal & Lower Peak Forest Canal and arrive at Marple aqueduct and locks during the afternoon, then reach Top Lock at approx 5-6pm. Horseboating Maria is owned, restored and maintained by the Ashton Packet Boat Company based at Guidebridge and has been a regular visitor to Marple Locks Festivals since they began.
Maria will depart from Marple back to Guidebridge on Sunday or Monday.
For more information about the Horseboating Society visit www.horseboating.org.uk