WALKING & CYCLING
CHESHIRE & THE PEAK DISTRICT
A gateway or the perfect location to explore this national treasure. The hills are alive with the sound of exploration here on the on the edge of the nation’s most popular national park. 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.
Cheshire & the Peak District awaits.
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 within a short distance of the famous ‘Brickworks’ climb – as featured in recent editions of the Tour of Britain, whilst iconic ‘cols’ including Cat & Fiddle, Holme Moss, Winnats Pass, & Mam Nick can all be incorporated within a ride from Hollin.
Superb mountain biking can be enjoyed in nearby Edale & Castleton. Alternatively, for those that are after a more relaxed pedal, the 10 mile Middlewood Way is perfect – offering an easy ride & refreshment options along the route. In addition, flat, quiet routes through the Cheshire countryside & onto the plains are also easily accessible.
Cycling clubs, teams, & 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. Both bike storage & cleaning facilities are on site.
We have close links with a number of cycle hire & repair outlets:
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 & 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 & there are a wealth of additional routes to explore & enjoy. However, for something slightly more manageable, head towards nearby Lyme Park or the Macclesfield canal network & 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
We frequently accommodate walking groups and tours – please contact our Reservations on 01625 573246 for details.
BOLLINGTON CIRCULAR WALKS
FROM THE HOTEL DOORSTEP
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
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
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’, Midd...
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