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Places to go

These are the main points of interest in Bollington:

The following list provides links to some relevant pages on the Happy Valley website (our sister website):

  1. Middlewood Way – formed from the route of the old Macclesfield to Marple railway line.
  2. Canal – the Macclesfield Canal runs all the way from Kidsgrove to Marple.
  3. Recreation Ground – provides facilities for cricket, football, tennis and bowls.
  4. Main Aqueduct – carries the canal across the main road through Bollington.
  5. Clarence Mill – one of the former cotton mills of Bollington.
  6. Discovery Centre – located on the canal side at Clarence Mill, bringing together the history of this and other great mills of Bollington, the Macclesfield Canal and showing their place and importance to the town.
  7. Nab Head – the highest point in Bollington, well worth the walk up for the amazing views.
  8. Civic Centre – is used for dance classes and is available for hire.
  9. Memorial Gardens – the war memorial is a simple sandstone cross with names inscribed around the base, of those who fell in both world wars.
  10. Bridgend Drop In Centre – whose aim is to “break down social barriers through community integration”.
  11. The Green, High Street
  12. St Johns Church – now sadly derelict, and waiting for a decision on its future development.
  13. Mill Pond – now a haven for ducks and geese!
  14. Ingersley Mill – now derelict.
  15. White Nancy – sitting astride Kerridge Ridge, with great views over Bollington.
  16. Holy Trinity Church – now converted to domestic use.
  17. Community Centre.
  18. Leisure Centre – a swimming pool, gym, squash court and more!
  19. Greg Fountain – erected to “the memory of some good men and women, a great part of whose lives was spent among us, and who loved this village and laboured for its welfare.”
  20. Long Row, Lowerhouse – an unbroken terrace of 17 stone cottages built by Philip Antrobus for his workers at Lowerhouse Mill.
  21. Adelphi Mill – one of the former cotton mills of Bollington.
  22. Grimshaw Lane Aqueduct – carries the canal across Grimshaw Lane.
  23. Methodist Church.
  24. Bollington Arts Centre – hosts regular musical, comedy and drama events.
  25. St Gregory’s church – Catholic Church.
  26. Viaduct – the old viaduct used to carry the Macclesfield to Marple railway across Bollington, now the Middlewood Way.