GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

White Nancy Walk

2 miles (3.5 km)

This walk climbs to unusual structure of White Nancy overlooking the town of Bollington in Cheshire. The folly is in the shape of a small domed sugar loaf and thought to have been built in 1817 by Colonel Gaskell as a monument to the Battle of Waterloo.
This circular walk makes use of the Gritstone Trail to take you from Bollington to the 280.5 metres (920ft) high White Nancy before crossing the Saddle of Kerrridge to Kerridge Hill. From the elevated position above the town you can enjoy splendid views across theCheshire Plain, the mountains ofNorth Walesto the west, the hills ofShropshireto the south and thePenninesto the north and east.
It's easy to extend your walk by continuing along the Gritstone Trail to the nearby Tegg's Nose Country Park.

Postcode

SK10 5QF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

White Nancy OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

White Nancy Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Just to the east of the hill you will find the Bulls Head in the hamlet of Kerridge. It's a decent pub and perfectly located just a stones throw from the hill. The pub dates from the 17th century and has a lovely cosy interior to relax in after your exercise. It's nice outside too with a patio area and a garden both with great views. In the paddocks attached to the pub you will usually find pigs and sheep looked after by the landlord.It's a friendly place with a good menu and selection of ales. You'll probably see plenty of other walkers in there too on a fine day. You can find the pub at the foot of the hill on 2 Oak Lane with a postcode of SK10 5BD for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

About 3 miles north of the hill you will find one of the highlights of the area at Lyme Park. The expansive park has miles of cycling and walking trails with woodland, ponds and deer to look out for on the way. It's a great way to extend your walking in the area.
Lyme Hall 01 Lyme Park - geograph.org.uk - 997386
Pictured above, the splendid Lyme Park. The National Trust owned park is located only a few miles from Bollington.
The Macclesfield Canal also runs through Bollington. You can pick it up a quarter of a mile east of the hill. If you follow the towpath north it will take you to Poynton, heading south will take you into Macclesfield itself. Our Bollington Circular Walk visits the folly before heading to the canal to see the old historic mills there.
The 12.5 mile circular Macclesfield Walk starts from the nearby town and visits the hill as well as several of the other local walking highlights.
To the east there's the highest point in Cheshire to visit on the Shining Tor and Cats Tor Walk. In this area you'll also find some easy waterside walking around Lamaload Reservoir, Errwood Reservoir and Fernilee Reservoir.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

White Nancy - geograph.org.uk - 411879

White Nancy was built as a summer house by the Gaskell family.

White Nancy - geograph.org.uk - 43492

Kerridge Hill at sunset

Kerridge Hill and White Nancy - geograph.org.uk - 1276554

View of the folly from afar. White Nancy commands extensive views across Cheshire and on clear days, Snowdonia in Wales can be seen.

Kerridge Ridge and White Nancy Monument - geograph.org.uk - 1167404

Autumn view from Clarke Lane

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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