Bollin Valley Way


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Grade: Long distance
Distance: 25 mile (40 km)
Time: 1-3 days
Start: Macclesfield Riverside Park
Map: OS Explorer 276 & 268
Terrain: Mainly public rights of way
Barriers: Multiple
Toilets: At refreshment stops for patrons and in town/village centres

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.

Footpath Closures

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.


Full Address: Macclesfield Riverside Park Visitor Centre , Beechwood Mews , Off Manchester Road , Tytherington , Cheshire , SK10 2SL


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