All roads lead to Bollington! | Knutsford Times

All roads lead to Bollington!

By on July 21, 2010

First Bollington Walking Festival, October 15 – 31.

The town of Bollington – just north of Macclesfield, on the Western edge of the Peak District, lies a little over 14 miles from Knutsford.

The inaugural Bollington Walking Festival takes place, October 15 – 31.  There are more than 30 walks on the festival’s programme varying in length and difficulty; not all of which will require an OS map, a rucksack, a packed lunch and a pair of walking boots!

Best known today for local landmark White Nancy, which was built as a summerhouse by the Gaskell family in 1815, the town has a rich history as visitors can discover on a variety of industrial heritage walks.

Many of the walks will be led by members of Cheshire East Ramblers. The Happy Valley’s most famous son, Terry Waite CBE, will officially open the two week walking extravaganza on October 15 at Hollin Hall Hotel.

There is a rich social programme, too.  Highlights include a Ceilidh on opening night, Pub walks (not crawls!) on October 20 and October 27, a concert by the Heath Quartet on October 23 and a Halloween Ball on October 30.

For more information re: the Festival please see: www.discovercheshirepeakdistrict.com or telephone the Bridgend Centre, where many of the walks are scheduled to start, on: 01625 576 311.

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