Resurfacing work - Autumn 2020
Due to planned resurfacing / improvements works, access to a section of the Middlewood Way, from the viaduct in Bollington, north to Holehouse Lane (Bridge 8), will be subject to alteration from Monday 14 September for 4 weeks.
This section will be closed to horses in both directions while walkers and cyclists will be diverted along the top path on the eastern embankment. Due to the nature of this narrow path cyclists are asked to push their bikes along the diversion route. Signs have been installed outlining the closure and diversion.
Further resurfacing work, on the Middlewood Way, will take place following completion of the above section. Dates and location will be updated on this page once the work has been programmed.
About Middlewood Way
Sensitively reclaimed from a former railway line to provide a natural attraction for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and nature lovers. An 11 mile (16km), traffic-free greenway from Macclesfield to Marple on the Peak Park fringe with car parking, toilets and information points, with fine views over the Cheshire Plain to the west.
The Middlewood Way follows the line of the former Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway through picturesque Cheshire countryside and between historic mill towns. For much of its length, the Middlewood Way runs close to the Macclesfield Canal, and there are many options for easy circular walks. For the more adventurous, the extensive public footpath network reaches into the Peak District Foothills to the east and the Cheshire Plain to the west.
The management of the length of the Middlewood Way is shared between Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. See the Who's Who at the Middlewood Way for more information.
For more information about the history of the Middlewood Way please see the Activities and Information page.