Bollington walk from Clarence to Nancy

A circular walk from Bollington Discovery Centre or Bridgend Centre to discover two iconics places of Bollington : White Nancy and the Clarence Mill.

Technical sheet
No. 29822072
A Bollington walk posted on 10/01/23 by Bridgend Centre. Update : 27/01/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 3.28 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 129 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 129 m
Highest point Highest point : 268 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 149 m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Bollington
Starting point Starting point : N 53.298285° / W 2.09772°
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Description

Start : From The Bridgend Centre 104 Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield (SK10 5PW), England. Grid ref. SJ 935 779

(D/A) Turn left and walk along Palmerston Street (B5090) to the traffic lights at the Aqueduct. At the traffic lights by the Aqueduct walk left up Water Street and walk to the end (around 300 m). Turn right up High Street and walk up the hill.

(1) At the top of High Street turn left and walk into Chancery Lane. After a very short distance you will come to a two-way junction, look on the right-hand side for some stone steps leading to a stile in the wall.

Cross the stile to reach a stone-flagged path. Follow this path uphill until you reach a metal-kissing gate. Go through the gate, turn left and climb a few stone steps to another gate.

After passing through the gate, follow the path leading diagonally uphill to your right until you come to a gate leading to a concrete paved track. There are fantastic views here over Bollington as far as Manchester, the Wirral and beyond. Turn right and follow the track until you see a cattle grid. Just before the cattle grid turn left and follow the signed path up the steps. At the top of the steps you will have reached White Nancy. (A)

(2) With your back to White Nancy, walk back towards the top of the steps you came up and look for a metal kissing gate diagonally on your left. Go through the gate and follow the steps downhill through the woods. The path ends at a concrete paved track. Turn left and follow the track downhill until it meets a road. Turn right and take the pavement along the front of a row of cottages. The road ends at a T junction with the Bull’s Head pub on the corner.

At the T-junction turn right onto Oak Lane which after a few yards becomes Jackson Lane. Continue along Jackson Lane, passing the entrance to Hollin Hall hotel on your left. At the junction with Chancery Lane continue along Jackson Lane to the left.

(3) After a few yards turn right into Hurst Lane. Follow Hurst Lane downhill until you reach the canal bridge. Cross the bridge over the canal and then follow the road around to the right. Look for a gate on your right leading to the towpath. Go through the gate and turn left. Follow the towpath until you reach a footbridge. Cross the bridge to reach Clarence Mill and the Discovery Centre.

(4) Turn right and walk along Clarence Road. At the junction, turn left into Palmerston Street (B5090) and continue to the Bridgend Centre which is on the right-hand side. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 150 m - Bridgend Centre
1 : km 0.7 - alt. 177 m - Chancery Lane
2 : km 1.17 - alt. 268 m - White Nancy - White Nancy
3 : km 2.17 - alt. 191 m - Junction Jackson Lane and Hurst Lane
4 : km 2.92 - alt. 167 m - Clarence Mill/Discovery Centre
D/A : km 3.28 - alt. 150 m - Bridgend Centre

Useful Information

Start : From The Bridgend Centre 104 Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield (SK10 5PW), England. Grid ref. SJ 935 779

Alternative Start/Return : From the Bollington Discovery Centre, Clarence Mill, Canal, 5 Clarence Rd, Macclesfield (SK10 5JZ) (4).

Parking : The Pool Bank car park near the Bridgend Centre is a little further along Palmerston Street.

Public transport : Bus line stop at Aquaduct (Palmerston Street)

Terrain : Can be slippery when wet! Road, Track, Mud

Facilities : Toilets, Cafés, Shops and Bar around the Bridgend Centre.

Please report a problem on a Public Right of Way here if it about the description itself please leave a comment here or find more information and walk ideas at Bridgend Centre here.

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During the walk or to do/see around

(A) White Nancy : White Nancy is Bollington’s iconic landmark built in 1817 to commemorate the battle of Waterloo.

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