Bollin Valley Partnership

Bollin Valley Partnership

Protecting and enhancing the River Bollin catchment


Lymm Railway Line


Henshall Lane Car Park,
Henshall Lane,
Dunham Massey,

Location Map for Henshall Lane Car Park

Grid reference: SJ 728 886
Phone: 01625 374790

Seamon's Road Car Park,
Seamon's Road,

Location Map to Seamon's Road Car Park

Grid Reference: SJ 752 888


Lymm railway line

Opening and Closing Times

The Lymm Railway Line is accessible at all times via Henshall Lane and Seamon's Road Car Parks and the local public rights of way network.

No overnight parking permitted.

See below for any planned closures / diversions.


  • horse riding
  • cycling
  • walking
  • birdwatching


  • 2 car parks - One off Seamons Road, Broadheath, the other off Henshall Lane, Dunham Massey
  • Good level track surface suitable for many user groups
  • 4 benches along the section we manage
  • Part of the Trans Pennine Trail
  • The Bollin Valley Way crosses the Lymm Railway Line.

About Lymm Railway Line

The Lymm Railway Line passes through the flat fertile farmland around Dunham Massey following the route of the former Warrington to Altrincham Railway. This line closed to passenger trains in 1962and to freight trains in 1985. Its tracks have been removed and it is now a well surfaced path open to pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

We manage the section of the Lymm Railway Line that is in Trafford. This runs from the River Bollin to Oldfield Brow. This section of the Lymm Railway is also part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Trans Pennine Trail

Trans Pennine Trail logo

The Trans Pennine Trail joins the East and West coasts of England via the hills of the Pennines. The route runs from South port to Hornsea taking in Liverpool and Hull on the way. Spurs run off to Chesterfield, Leeds, Sheffield and York. The total network is 345 miles (555 km) in length.

The Trans Pennine Trail is open to walkers and cyclists with many stretches also being open to horse-riders. This means that it is also suitable in many parts to wheelchair users and people walking with prams.

Part of the European Long Distance Footpath E8


The Trail also forms the English section of the European Long Distance Footpath E8 – which currently goes from the West coast of Ireland as far as the Polish-Ukrainian border. It is hoped that it will eventually go all the way to Istanbul in Turkey.