Bollin Valley Partnership

Bollin Valley Partnership

Protecting and enhancing the River Bollin catchment


The Bollin Valley Way

This 25 mile (40 km), recreational path, starts at Macclesfield Riverside Park and ends on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal at Partington. Its route shadows the course of the River Bollin taking in fields, woodlands, towns and villages and passes around (and under) Manchester Airport. For a copy of the three leaflets covering the route, please ring the office on 01625 374790 or email us on

Bollin Valley Way time-lapse


Eastern section:

Macclesfield Riverside Park to Twinneys Bridge, Styal

This first section of the walk is 8.5 miles (13.5 Km) long. Starting in Macclesfield, once a world leader in silk production, it then passes through the ancient village of Prestbury before skirting the town of Wilmslow. 

Read more about the Eastern section

Central section:

Twinneys Bridge, Styal to Ashley Heath

The middle section is 7 miles (11 Km) long. It continues through the National Trust Quarrybank Mill before passing under runway 2 at Manchester Airport and on to Rossmill Woodland on the edge of Hale Barns.

Read more about the Central section

Weston section:

Ashley Heath to Partington

The last section is 8.5 miles (13.5 Km) long. It Follows the river past Hale and Bowdon before passing through the National Trust's Dunham Massey Estate to Warburton and ending to the south of Partington. 

Read more about the Western section