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Explore the stunning scenery of the picturesque countryside around Bollington, where the Cheshire Plain meets the Peak District. There are hundreds of footpaths, along riverbanks, over hills, along canal towpaths, across wild moorlands. Hike up to White Nancy, the iconic Grade II listed folly that dominates the surrounding countryside, with views across the Cheshire Plain as far as the hills at Helsby, and sometimes beyond. Explore one of the many waymarked trails. Stroll along the Macclesfield Canal towpath on a warm afternoon, and stop off at one of the several excellent pubs or cafes within easy reach of the canal. Or if you’re feeling energetic, stride out along the Gritstone Trail, a 35-mile route that stretches from Disley to Kidsgrove (and comes through Bollington), and takes in some of the finest views and ridge walking in Cheshire.

It is my intention, with the walks presented on this website, that they all follow Public Rights of Way, including quiet lanes, way-marked trails, bridleways, concessionary paths and public footpaths. If you believe that any of my walking routes do not, then please let me know via the Contact page. Please keep to the Countryside Code when following any of the walks on this web site. Most importantly, keep to the signed footpaths and bridleways, and keep your dogs on the lead when paths take you through fields containing any livestock. Please note that in no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use of data in connection with the use of the Bollington Outdoors website.

Each walk follows a circular route (starting and finishing at the same point). An additional set of pub walks (also circular) are included that start and finish at some of my favourite pubs in Bollington:


National Trust, Lyme Park: details of events taking place in Lyme Park, Disley.

East Cheshire Outdoor Group: A locally run club who organise walking and cycling events as well as theatre visits and weekends away.

Macclesfield Rambling Club: Macc Ramblers is a small friendly Rambling / Walking / Hiking and Social group based in Macclesfield Cheshire.

Cheshire Walkers Group: Cheshire Walkers is THE walking group covering North and Mid Cheshire and the surrounding area.

East Cheshire Ramblers: A friendly and incredibly active local group within ‘The Ramblers’ with a great range of walks, social events and practical activities.

Peak District National Park Authority: Ranger-led walks and events.