The Carrs to Styal Mill Via Handforth (5.5 miles)

This is a fairly long walk beginning in the car park at The Carrs park in Wilmslow. It runs along the leafy Manchester Road towards Wilmslow Garden Centre and then takes a left across fields at the River Bollin. This public footpath continues to Sagars Road through a beautiful wooded ravine. Turn left at Sagar's Road and continue to the end of the lane where it meets Stanneyland Road. Take the footpath immediately on the right past Park Farm and into Styal Golf Course. Follow the path along a line of trees and cross the railway line out of the golf course onto Styal Road. Cross Styal Road into fields and follow the footpath left to Styal Village.

Styal Village is well preserved and housed workers at Styal Mill. The path continues down to the Mill with all it's attractions and then through woodland back towards The Carrs Park and the start of the walk.