Bollin Valley Partnership

Bollin Valley Partnership

Protecting and enhancing the River Bollin catchment


About us

The River Bollin is 49km in length running from the hills surrounding Macclesfield Forest to where it joins the Manchester Ship Canal at Bollin Point near Lymm. The main source of the River Bollin is on Toot Hill in the Hamlet of Forest Chapel on the edge of Macclesfield Forest. Half way down its length the Bollin is joined by the River Dean. The catchment area of the two rivers combined is 273 squared kilometres.

Bollin Valley Partnership manages sites across the valley as well as the Bollin Valley Way which approximately follows the River Bollin from Riverside Park in Macclesfield to the Manchester Ship Canal near Partington. The map below shows the extent of the valley, its main towns and the location of our sites and the Bollin Valley Way.