Nice pics them sir!.. Where's that Waterway?. The poor Cat n Fiddle, such a shame it shut down :-( It always seemed busy too! even in winter!! There does seem to be a new place opened up further down the hill (Macclesfield side) where the Walkers,Cyclist's and a few bikes gather, I've not stopped there yet though? Probably too busy getting over to Alderley Edge for an Ice Cream at the Wizard
Bugsworth (Buxworth) Canal Basin is an interesting spot with a nice pub adjacent, some good riding around there too.
Tried to get a photo of the flight of locks at Marple (16 of them) but they were doing the road up which runs alongside so couldn't get near enough. Always been fascinated by our inland waterways. Must be in the blood as my dad's ancestors were bargees (not bhajis of the onion variety).
It sure is a pity about the Cat & Fiddle, their drinking chocolate was excellent. They used to have a sign on the wall which read 'RIDE LIKE A KNOB AND DIE' which seemed quite appropriate considering the carnage that used to occur every summer weekend before they stuck the average 50 cameras up there.
The owners are looking for other leaseholders though, not necessarily for a pub, possibly café, restaurant or some other touristy attraction as it is the second highest pub (after Tan Hill) in England. Let's hope they keep the sign and the chocolate.