By trainMarple has two railway stations:
Rose Hill MarpleHalf-hourly trains from Manchester Piccadilly (29 min); useful for the Middlewood Way
- Stagecoach 358: Stockport–Marple–New Mills–Hayfield/Glossop, hourly (Timetable)
- Stagecoach 383: Stockport–Offerton–Marple–Bredbury–Stockport, every 15–30 minutes (Timetable)
- Stagecoach 384: Stockport–Bredbury–Marple–Offerton–Stockport, every 15–30 minutes (Timetable)
By carOn A626 Stockport–Glossop road; from M60 Junction 7 follow A6 south (signposted Buxton) then A626 (signposted Marple). Various pay-and-display car parks (30p per 2 hours, £1.50 per day). There is free parking at Co-operative store.
address: Brabyn's BrowThe former estate of Brabyn's Hall, featuring riverside walks, a dog's graveyard and a BMX/mountain bike track.
Marple Aqueduct (Peak Forest Canal)Passing part of the Marple Flight, a flight of 16 locks, a pleasant and undemanding one-mile walk along the Peak Forest Canal towpath leads to the impressive aqueduct (built 1794–1800) over the River Goyt; return via Brabyn's Park/River Goyt by way of variation.
address: Lakes Rd, off Arkwright RdAngling, birdwatching, mountain-biking, canoeing by arrangement. Pleasant riverside walks in area.
address: Railway St11-mile former railway track converted for walkers, cyclists and horse riders; leads via Higher Poynton (for Lyme Park) and Bollington to Macclesfield. Return possible via Macclesfield Canal towpath.
All Things Nicephone: +44 161 427-2222address: 48–50 Market StExcellent reasonably priced, home-made hot and cold food, coffee, good friendly service, interesting deli.
Ring O' Bellsaddress: 130 Church LaneTraditional Robinson's pub with friendly young staff, snug rooms around the bar and good reasonably priced food. Canalside garden, live music and an active connection with local brass bands. Bed and breakfast available.
Rock Tavernphone: +44 1457 899354address: Glossop Road, Marple Bridge
address: 38 Arkwright Road