Essential information and symbols

  • Walks start promptly. Please arrive at the meeting point ahead of the time indicated
  • Please wear suitable footwear, clothing and bring a waterproof. We reserve the right not to take a person who is not properly equipped as this could affect the safety and enjoyment of the whole group
  • Please check the walk symbols to confirm whether dogs are welcome; dogs are not allowed on some of the walks. To avoid disturbance to farm animals or wildlife, please keep your dog on a lead and under control
  • Most walk leaders are volunteers
  • All walks are circular unless stated otherwise
  • In poor weather the leader may modify the walk, or in extreme conditions, cancel it
  • A packed lunch may be required; look for the symbol on the walk details. It is advisable to carry a drink
  • Young walkers aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • All those taking part do so at their own risk
  • Some of the walks require booking so please don’t delay booking to avoid disappointment.
  • Please note that we do not provide refunds should you wish to cancel. In addition we do not hold or administer waiting lists for these events. If you can no longer attend an event, you could sell or give away your ticket to someone else. A good way to advertise this is through the Bollington Facebook page or the Bollington Walking Festival Facebook page.

Key to symbols

Family friendly Ideal for families and accompanied children
Bring a packed lunch Bring a packed lunch
Admission charge Cost £3 unless stated otherwise. Paid walks from the Bridgend Centre include tea or coffee
Dog friendly on lead Dogs must be on leads
Please leave your dog at home
Booking required Booking recommended/essential

Walk grade symbols

Easy walk Easy: No steep climbs and taken at a gentle pace
Moderate walk Moderate: May have steep climbs, but if they do will be taken at a gentle pace
Energetic walk Energetic: Generally will involve steep climbs and descents; will cover a moderate distance at a steady pace
Strenuous walk Strenuous: Require fitness and stamina to cope with several steep climbs and will cover a long distance at a faster pace
Strenuous walk Very Strenuous: Will involve steep climbs and will be a long distance at a fast pace. You will need good physical stamina for this walk

Defibrillators can be found at:

  • Adlington Primary School
  • Barrows Butchers, Henshall Road (bottom of Grimshaw Lane)
  • Bollington Cross School
  • Bollington Fire Station, Albert Road
  • Bollington Leisure Centre
  • The Bridgend Centre, Palmerston Street
  • The Bulls Head, Kerridge
  • Cricket pavilion, recreation ground, Adlington Road
  • Green Close Chapel, Pott Shrigley
  • Poachers Inn, Ingersley Road
  • Pott Shrigley Primary School

Information Centres

  • Bridgend Centre, 104 Palmerston Street, SK10 5PW
  • Bollington Town Hall, Wellington Road, SK10 5JR
  • Discovery Centre, Clarence Mill, SK10 5JZ
  • Bollington Library, Palmerston Street, SK10 5JX