explore the peak district

explore the peak district

Hollin House & The Peak District

A gateway or the perfect location to explore this National Treasure. The hills are alive with the sound of exploration here in Macclesfield. We are more than happy to accommodate groups visiting our wonderful Cheshire hotel.

If you are thinking of or in the midst of planning a Cycling trip in the Peak District, we have you covered. If you find yourself looking for a perfect location for a quiet break away and still want to get that walk in, then our doorstep is literally the first step you'll need to take.

We look forward to meeting you. 


Cycling in CHESHIRE & DERBYSHIRE Enjoy Quiet Roads & Stunning Views

Hollin House offers the perfect location to enjoy some of the finest rides, both on and off-road in the North-West. The hotel sits at the bottom of the famous 'Brickworks' climb – as featured in the 2016 Tour of Britain, whilst iconic 'cols' including Holme Moss, Winnats Pass, and Mam Nick can all be incorporated within a ride from Hollin.

Superb mountain biking can be enjoyed in nearby Edale and Castleton. Alternatively, for those that are after a more relaxed pedal, the 10 mile Middlewood Way is perfect - offering an easy ride and refreshment options along the route. In addition, flat, quiet routes through the Cheshire countryside are also easily accessible

Cycling clubs, teams, and corporate groups have all utilised the hotel as a base for breaks, tours and conferences and we welcome future enquiries. We are a ‘cycle friendly’ hotel

We have close links with a number of cycle hire & repair outlets:

www.cycle-space.co.uk (Disley) & www.bollington-wharf.com (Bollington)

Walking in The Peak District Stay at the gateway to the Peak District National Park

The hotel is situated on the edge of the peak district national park – a walker's paradise. Britain’s most visited national park offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes to be explored – from steep-sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands. There is something for everyone – individuals, families and groups – whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.

You can follow national or local trails or simply take advantage of 524sq km (202sq miles) of open access land. For experienced walkers, the long-distance 431km (268 miles) Pennine Way national trail starts from nearby Edale and there are a wealth of additional routes to explore and enjoy. However, for something slightly more manageable, head towards nearby Lyme Park, White Nancy here in Bollington, the Macclesfield to Marple canal network or the Middlewood Way – both just a mile from the hotel.

A range of maps with a variety of interesting walks can be collected from Reception. Alternatively, click the links below. Please note that all start from Bollington Rangers Office (SK10 5JT), just a ½ mile, 15-minute walk from the hotel

Please note that stout footwear is required for all.

We specialise and frequently accommodate walking groups and tours – please contact our reservations department on 01625 573246 for details. 


Bollington Circular Walks

Walk 1

Distance: About 1.5 miles
Time: About 40 minutes
Terrain: Easy - The canal towpath can be muddy
Route: Rangers Office, Macclesfield Canal,
Holehouse Lane, Middlewood Way

Walk 2

Distance: About 3.5 miles
Time: About 1 hour 30 minutes
Terrain: Easy - Steep climb at the start
Route: Rangers Office, Middlewood Way, Macclesfield
Canal, Tinkers Clough, Adelphi Mill

Walk 3

Distance: About 5 miles
Time: About 2 hours 30 minutes
Terrain: Moderate - Some hillwalking
Route: Rangers Office, Macclesfield Canal, Kerridge,
White Nancy, Kerridge Hill, ‘Rally Road’, Middlewood Way

Walk 4

Distance: About 5 miles
Time: About 2 hours 30 minutes
Terrain: Moderate
Route: Rangers Office, Middlewood Way, Bartons
Clough, Sugar Lane, Long Lane, Macclesfield Canal