Middlewood Way

Bollington Car Park,
Adlington Road,
Bollington,
Cheshire,
SK10 5JT

Additional parking:
Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Higher Poynton

Grid reference: SJ930781
Email:
Phone: 01625 383700
Site Ranger: Ed Pilkington

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Middlewood Way

Opening and closing times

The Middlewood Way is accessible at all times via Bollington and Poynton Car Parks and the local public rights of way network. See below for any planned closures / diversions.

Social distancing at countryside sites

When visiting our countryside sites follow social distancing guidelines and maintain a distance of 2 metres from anyone outside your household. Additional guidance can be found on the Government website (link opens in new window)


Activities

Facilities

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.


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