River Bollin Valley Way
Follow the River Bollin from Macclesfield to Partington on this delightful waterside walk through Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
The walk starts at the Macclesfield Riverside Park and follows the river through Prestbury, Wilmslow, Hale and Bowdon to Partington on the Manchester Ship Canal.
On the route you will pass the 18th century Grade II listed Mottram Hall and National Trust owned Dunham Massey. This Georgian House is set in a magnificent 121-hectare (300-acre) deer park and boasts Britain's largest winter garden.
As well as the River Bollin there are also views of the Bridgwater Canal and a short final section along the Manchester Ship Canal into Partington.
Bollin Valley Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bollin Valley Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bollin Valley Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bollin Valley Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Wilmslow the historic Coach and Four is a nice place for a pit stop. The friendly pub is set in an 18th century coaching house and has a very good menu. There's also a lovely garden area to sit out in if the weather is good. You can find it on Alderley Rd, witha postcode of SK9 1PA for your sat navs.
In Prestbury Ye Olde Admiral Rodney is a historic pub worthy of some investigation. This charming former coaching inn dates back to the 17th century and includes many period features such as low ceilings and panelled walls. You can find them on New Road with postcode SK10 4HP for your sat navs. The pub is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
The village itself is also worth exploring with several listed timber framed buildings and a picturesque churchyard. Look out for famous faces too as it is one of the most desirable places to live in the north with many celebrities and footballers purchasing expensive properties in the area.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The route links with the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk around Dunham Massey. Here you can enjoy another waterside walk along the towpath of the Bridgwater Canal. Similarly there's the Macclesfield Canal Walk to pick up near the start of the route.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks and Greater Manchester Walks page.