Wilmslow to Mottram Hall (9.2 miles)
This walk begins at the main car park in Wilmslow. From the car park head towards the railway station on Station Road and turn left after the railway bridge into Wilmslow Park South. Follow this road down to the bridge over the River Bollin and take the footpath on the right along the River Bollin.
Follow the path with the river to your left until reaching the bridge over Adlington Road. Cross the road, turn left and take the footpath immediately on your right. The River Bollin will now be on your right hand side Continue on this pleasant route until reaching Newton Hall Farm. Turn right at Mill Lane and turn left along the River Bollin before Mill Farm (Note the footpath slightly further along has been washed away by the river). Continue to Willot Hall, down to Top o’ th’ Hill and take the footpath on the right towards Mottram Hall. Cross the wooden bridge across the River Bollin and turn right. This is a lovely part of the walk in Spring with swathes of Bluebells along the steep banks down to the River Bollin.
Take the path on the left across Mottram Hall Golf Course. Cross Wilmslow Road and head up Priest Lane to Mobberley. Take the footpath some distance down Alderley Road on the right and head for Hough Green Farm and Hough Lane. Turn right at Hough Lane and after a short distance take the footpath on the left to Heyes Lane. Continue across Heyes Lane along a track and turn right onto the footpath before reaching the gate. Follow the footpath back to Heyes Lane and turn left. After a very short distance take the overgrown footpath on the left. Continue along the route to the A538, cross the road and turn left. Cross the bypass using the footbridge and walk under the railway bridge towards Wilmslow High School. Take the footpath on the right alongside the railway line and follow the footpath back towards the car park and the start of the walk.