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A small thriving town with a village feel

A small thriving town with a village feel


Discover Poynton, and Celebrate the Difference!
Poynton is a small thriving town with a village feel, with high quality shops and restaurants and plenty of car parking. It successfully combines its historic past as a small mining village with having one of the most modern and innovative Shared Space schemes in Europe.
Recreational walkways, cycle paths and bridleways have been formed along old colliery railway trackbeds linking to the Middlewood Way, the local canal network and the adjoining Peak District. Poynton Park, with its large pool, is home to the famous Poynton Show every August and the Brookside Garden Centre houses a charming miniature railway that is always popular with children and adults alike. Come and visit the Nelson Pit visitor centre and the award winning Anson Engine Museum, which besides being home to one of Europe's largest collections of combustion engines, tells the story of Poynton's mining heritage along with a huge scale model of the village as it was 100 years ago.

Party In The Park, the annual charity concert, Poynton Park, June
Summer Fest, Middlewood Way, Higher Poynton, July
Poynton Show, August
Poynton Bonfire, PoyntonPark, November
Poynton Christmas Fest, December

Poynton Village Centre
Nelson Pit
Anson Museum
Poynton Marina on the Macclesfield Canal with delightful walks into Lyme Park

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Map reference: SK 053821  Lat: 53.33577 Long: -1.92186

Poynton lies 7 miles north of Macclesfield and 5 miles south of Stockport.


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