Here is a selection of “pub walks”, all of which are circular walks which start and finish at a pub. There are some great pubs in Bollington, including the Vale Inn on Adlington Road, and the Poachers Inn on Ingersley Road. I would recommend both of these pubs for their good food and real ale.
|Vale Inn short walk||4.6 miles (7.5 km)||Medium|
|Vale Inn medium walk||6.3 miles (10.2 km)||Medium|
|Vale Inn long walk||7.4 miles (11.9 km)||Medium|
|Poachers Inn short walk||4.2 miles (6.7 km)||Medium|
|Poachers Inn medium walk||5.8 miles (9.3 km)||Medium|
|Poachers Inn long walk||6.9 miles (11.1 km)||Medium|
All walks are graded, in accordance with the Walkingworld grading system. Also, an ascent figure is given for each walk, in metres. This is the total ascent of the whole walk. An estimated time is given for each walk, the minimum time being based on Naismith’s rule. Naismith’s rule is an estimate of the time taken for a hill walk, for a reasonably fit and steady walker: 15 minutes for every kilometre of horizontal distance, plus 10 minutes for every 100 metres of ascent.
On all walk pages a printable PDF-format route card and map are available for each walk. The route card contains step-by-step instructions for navigating the walk, including map references, compass directions and ascent/descent figures. The map is a copy of the local OS map, with the route superimposed. These may be printed to take on the walk with you. Note that the PDF-format map files are about 3Mb each, so may take a few minutes to download on a slow internet connection. To view and print PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. As an alternative to downloading the PDF files, the route (directions only) is available as a plain page for each walk.
Each walk route has been been tried and tested, so hopefully the directions will be sufficiently clear. If you have any comments about a walk, or suggestions for improvements or new routes, please send them to me through the Contact page, and I’ll update the details accordingly.
I have written several more circular walks from each of the above pubs, which are available as books from each pub, entitled “Walks from the Vale Inn” and “Walks from the Poachers Inn“.