3.8 of 5 (4 votes)

Bollington and Rainow

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park Peak District in Cheshire, England, about 4.83km (3.00 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 89m (291ft)
Loss 88m (288ft)
Max. Elevation 260m (853ft)
Elevation (total) 177m (579ft)
Start & End
Bollington (Turners Arms bus stop)
Distance 4.83km
Duration ~1:30
Created by JohnnyP on 08 Jun 2012
A short walk in a lovely part of Cheshire, with a moderate climb. Nothing too strenuous or muddy, but mostly off-road.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid SJ939779
Frequent buses from Macclesfield, and less frequent from Stockport.
Church Street About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid SJ939776
Walk down Church Street to the junction with Lord street
Waulk Mill About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SJ942771
Walk up Ingersley Vale, past the mill pond and the derelict factory (note the water wheel housing from 1809) to the waterfall at Waulk Mill.
Sugar Lane Rainow About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SJ946763
Follow the obvious paths in a southerly direction to arrive at Rainow village
Rainow (Robin Hood) About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SJ952761
Follow the road through the village to arrive at the Robin Hood pub
Smithy Lane/Oakenbank About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SJ953765
Follow the lane behind the pub to a junction. Take the cobbled bridleway to the left (Oakenbank Lane). The views from the highest point across to Manchester are breathtaking.
Blaze Hill/Smithy Brow About 1.62 km (~1.01 miles) from
OS Grid SJ944779
Follow Oakenbank Lane until you come to a small road junction. Turn left down Smithy Brow and Ingersley Road to Bollington.
Bollington About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SJ939779
Back in Bollington. Plenty of pubs, restaurants and takeaways.

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