Visiting the Bowdon Bollin

The River Bollin runs from the hills surrounding Macclesfield Forest to where it joins the Manchester Ship Canal at Bollin Point near Lymm. Our stretch of the Bowdon Bollin lies between Ashley Road, Hale, and the A56. This area provides the local community, and visitors, with access to the countryside and many walks.

Access points to the Bowdon Bollin

Grange Road
From the cul de sac at the bottom of Grange Road follow the lane to the Lady of the Vale convent and take the signposted footpath between the Lodge House and the Green Bend Cottage. This path leads down to Ashley Mill Bridge. There is limited parking on Grange Road.

Ashley Mill Lane North
At the end of Ashley Mill Lane North follow the footpath that leads down to Ashley Mill Bridge. There is no parking on this private road.

Ashley Mill Lane
Accessed from Ashley Road, there is limited car parking on the left at the start of the road. Leave cars here as the road is a dead end with no turning points. Straight ahead will take you down to Ashley Mill Bridge but turn left to follow the walks towards Ryecroft Farm.

Priory Road
As Priory Road bends round into Bow Lane take the private road leading to The Priory. Take the signposted footpath on the right, past some buildings on your left and then into a field. Follow the path over the field and through two stiles and on down to Priory Bridge. There is limited parking on Priory Road and Bow Lane.

Bow Lane, Bow Green Farm
Take the lane beside Bow Green Farm which will lead you down to Horse Bridge. There is no parking at this point on Bow Lane.

Access points map