Visiting Our Town
Bollington is a linear town with the B5090 running through its heart. There is no Town Centre as such but areas such as Bollington Cross in the South, West Bollington and “Old Bollington” in the East each have their own history and character.
Bollington, like so many of the towns and villages in the country, came into being in an era when travel was largely on two legs or four. Our cottages were not designed with vehicle ownership in mind and our roads were laid out for carts not cars.
This means that parking is at a premium in the town with only a limited amount of public parking.
Visit by Car
Limited free parking is available at the ATAX field car park in Bollington Cross, Clough Bank Car Park off Grimshaw Lane (this is one of the Middlewood Way access points), either side of Adlington Road for the Middlewood Way and the Recreation Ground and at Pool Bank in the old part of the town. There are parking bays outside many of the shops (some time limited) and many of the residential streets in the town are unrestricted but please only park there with consideration for the residents.
Car Parks in Bollington
Visit by Public Transport
Bollington is situated close to the well connected town of Macclesfield. Macclesfield train station has excellent high speed connections to London and Manchester, Birmingham and Stoke enabling connections to our town from many parts of the country. Visit the National Rail website. The bus station is situated close to the rail station, or there is a taxi rank right outside if you prefer.
Buses directly from Macclesfield and back, and those en route to Stockport serve our town.
Visit the Cheshire East Council Transport page for travel maps and route planners.
Visit the Traveline website for details from all areas of the UK.
Visit by Boat
Whether you are starting out with a boat hired in Bollington, or passing through, the evolution of the town around the canal means that you are never too far away from shops, pubs and restaurants. Visit the Canal and Rivers Trust Macclesfield Canal pages to find out more about the facilities and access points, or search our listings of things to do and places to visit for ideas to make the most of your visit.
Visit by Bicycle or on Foot
Bollington has a network of largely well maintained and well marked footpaths allowing visits to the town on foot from many parts of the county and beyond.
These include the Gritstone Trail; a 56-kilometre (35 mile) long-distance footpath which follows the most westerly hills of the Peak District from Disley Station to Mow Cop, and on via the Macclesfield Canal to Kidsgrove Station.
The former railway, now known as the Middlewood Way provides a linear walking and cycling route from Macclesfield to Marple of about 16km (10 miles) passing through the middle of Bollington.
The Macclesfield Canal is part of the Cheshire Ring; a 158km (97 mile route) following the towpaths of 6 historic canals through Lancashire, Cheshire and Staffordshire.
For those into grit and gears, the Cheshire Cycleway follows a 282km (176 mile) route which passes through Bollington and over the heights to Wildboarclough and Macclesfield Forest. There are also several National Cycle Network routes in the area to get stuck into. The Visit Cheshire Website has more information about cycling routes.