Bollington, the Canal and Kerridge Hill

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The walk is a combination of canal and the Kerridge Ridge on which is the folly known as White Nancy. It is an enjoyable walk with spectacular scenery from the long ridge section and a great sense of achievement on reaching the outrageously shaped summit building. The climbing is mostly very gradual on the southern approach, though I was glad to use my walking-pole on the steeper descent into the outskirts of the town.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
4/16/2021 - Simon Worrall

Walked April 2021. Enjoyable walk. No navigation issues. The car park in Bollington was free all day. WP9 - eggs still £2 for 6 but now sells Jams (£2) and Tiffin! Starts out with a lengthy section along the canal towpath down towards Macc - very quiet mid week. NOTE: WP's 7 - 8 - at the time of walking in this field section we came across several long horned cattle grazing but we skirted around them without any trouble. On the way up the hill from WP8 there's a small bench with good views towards Jodrell Bank and Manchester Airport if you need a breather. Great views from the trig point at WP15 and all along the saddle to White Nancy.

12/5/2017 - David Fox

Cool December day. Overcast. Quite muddy canal being dredged. Stone walls being rebuilt and amazing views along the ridge. Eggs now £2 for six and duck eggs £1 each! Dave F

11/22/2012 - Kate Boutinot

Enjoyable walk despite over 2 miles flogging along the canal bank. I found the Sat Nav reference to be incorrect, it took be up High Street which is on the other side of the road, but it could be my software. At point 21 it says turn right after going through the gate. I disagree with this. I think it should say " go straight ahead". If you turn right you would be going up a culture-de-sac called Cow Lane.

7/25/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Jim Grindle for his update and new photo for this walk. July 2012. Adrian (Admin)

7/24/2012 - Jim Grindle

I walked this route again in July 2012 and found that White Nancy had been re-painted for the Olympics and for the Queen's Jubilee. Get up there if you can and see them before they're painted over. Jim Grindle.

11/9/2011 - Graham Whibley

Walk ID3537 has been affected by inflation - At point 9 the 'free range eggs, £1 for half a dozen' had become 'fresh farm eggs £2 for half a dozen' at the end of October 11.

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