Bollin Valley Way
The Bollin Valley Way is a 25 mile (40 km) recreational path shadowing the course of the River Bollin. The route starts at Macclesfield Riverside Park and finishes in Partington giving walkers a feel of the valley's variety. It takes in fields and woodlands, towns and villages, passes around Manchester Airport and ends up in the industrial area near the Manchester Ship Canal.
The Way acts as a spine to the valley linking many local places of interest in one walking route. Sections of the Bollin Valley Way can also be incorporated into shorter circular walks.
There is currently only one closure on the Bollin Valley Way which is approximately 1/2 mile from the Partington end of the trail. The footbridge across Red Brook has been damaged by fire and is dangerous to cross. Please see the Warburton diversion notice (PDF, 2.85MB).
Bollin Valley Way Leaflets
The Bollin Valley Partnership has produced a series of leaflets that break the route into five sections, showing the area's diversity and highlighting local places of interest along the way, as well as linking footpaths and bridleways.
1. From Peak to Plain
The Bollin Valley Way and other recreational routes between Macclesfield and Prestbury including Macclesfield Forest. Peak to Plain leaflet (PDF, 238KB).
The Bollin Valley Way and other recreational routes between Prestbury and Wilmslow including Alderley Edge. Wizard! leaflet (PDF,173KB).
The Bollin Valley Way and other recreational routes between Wilmslow and Hale Barns including Manchester Airport. Neighbours leaflet (PDF,217KB).
4. Town meets Country
The Bollin Valley Way and other recreational routes between Hale Barns and Bowdon including Altrincham. Town meets Country leaflet (PDF, 204KB).
5. Time Travel
The Bollin Valley Way and other recreational routes between Bowdon and Partington including Dunham Massey. Time Travel leaflet (PDF,177KB).
For any or all of the 5 Bollin Valley Way leaflets, please ring01625 374790 or email your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org.