Bollington (Cheshire) is ideally situated for walking, cycling, orienteering, running, horse riding, angling, canoeing and canal boating. Within a few miles of Bollington there is open countryside with rolling hills, miles of footpaths and bridleways, quiet lanes, woodlands, forest, rivers, canals, reservoirs, traditional pubs, country parks and visitor centres. In the pages of the Bollington Outdoors website there are details of walking routes, orienteering locations and events, cycling routes and events, horse riding centres, running routes and events, rock climbing locations, visitor centres, angling clubs, canal boat hire, accommodation, places to eat and drink, and suggestions for places to visit, which are all located within a few miles of Bollington.
As you walk around Bollington, you will soon appreciate that the town is a mixture of old and new. Macclesfield canal passes through the heart of Bollington, passing two old mill buildings, Adelphi Mill and Clarence Mill, both former cotton mills, but which now accommodate modern apartments and businesses. The Middlewood Way, which also passes through the heart of Bollington, used to carry the railway from Macclesfield to Marple. Now it has been converted into a linear footpath, used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Many footpaths thread their way in and around Bollington, presenting many interesting routes to walkers. One such route takes you up onto Kerridge Ridge, and its fascinating monolith White Nancy, which dominates the skyline in Bollington. A walk up to White Nancy is rewarded with fine views over the Cheshire countryside. On the other side of Bollington stands an even taller hill, the Nab, which provides even better views (on a clear day!). In between the two hills lies Bollington town, otherwise known as the Happy Valley locally!
In browsing this website, you will hopefully find many reasons to spend time outdoors in Bollington!