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Bollin Valley Partnership - Sites and Trails

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.

Linnies Bridge picnic areaLinney’s Bridge Picnic Site

Linney’s bridge is a small picnic site where Stanneylands Road crosses the River Dean. It provides a useful parking spot for walking the local footpath network.

Lymm RailwayLymm Railway Line

The Lymm Railway Line is a disused railway line running from Warrington to Altrincham. We manage a 4.5 km section running from Broadheath to the River Bollin. The track is flat and has a good surface lending itself to easy use by pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders with farmland views.

River Bollin at Macclesfield Riverside parkMacclesfield Riverside Park

Macclesfield Riverside Park Local Nature Reserve occupies the flood plain and the sloping sides of the River Bollin and one of its tributary brooks. The steeper slopes are of Semi Natural Ancient Woodland whilst the rest of the site is either wild flower rich pasture or younger tree planting.

Wildflowers at Newgate Nature ReserveNewgate Nature Reserve

Formerly a landfill site, Newgate Nature Reserve, is a fine example of how industrial land can be returned to nature. Its 13 acres contain open grassland, scrub, newly developing woodland and wet areas along drainage ditches, giving the whole site a rich biodiversity.

Rossmill WoodlandRossmill Woodland

Rossmill Woodland is a 17 acre Site of Biological Importance for its Semi Natural Ancient Woodlands. It forms the northern bank of a section of the River Bollin. The site has a number of meadow areas that are managed for their wildflowers.

Cows at Wilmslow parkWilmslow Park

Wilmslow Park is owned by Cheshire East Borough Council and has been managed by Bollin Valley Partnership since 1987. The site offers 17 acres of pleasant meadows and riverside walks and is in easy reach of Wilmslow Town centre.