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Click here for short descriptions of the walks (or click here for short descriptions of the pub walks). Or get full details of a walk by clicking on one of the images below.

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.

There are many wonderful walks in and around Bollington. I’ve included some of my favourites on this website, and also some walks that start and finish at a Bollington pub. All walking route pages include detailed directions, photographs taken along the way, and downloadable route card and map.

|     Look at the maps of the walks (or the maps of the pub walks).


|     Click here for some useful links to local maps and walking events.