The Bolin Valley Way is a 8.7 kilometer loop trail located near Wilmslow, Cheshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 8.7 km Elevation Gain: 165 m Route Type: Loop

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This is a walk of two halves, a rural one over pastures and along quiet country lanes, and a woodland one with the adjacent River Bolin for company with the National Trust visitor attraction of Quarry Bank Mill at the halfway mark. Quarry Bank Mill was built in 1784 by Irish businessman Samuel Greg as a cotton mill besides the River Bolin. Spinning was followed in later generations by weaving which lasted until the 1950’s. Greg was a progressive who offered his workers education, housing and good working conditions. The apprentice house is where the street children of Manchester were offered a better way of life. Quarry Bank is one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived. There are extensive riverside walks in attractive woodland which form part of the Styal Country Park. The route involves crossing and re-crossing the river over various bridges. There are also numerous steps up and down the steep sides of the valley.

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A little bit longer than the 8.17k worked out 10.91k, enjoyable but busy walk

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