11/03 – Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill is one of the best preserved mills from the industrial revolution and a popular tourist attraction. Rather than walking from the mill we’ll be walking too it from a parking spot just off the A538, near the airport. The free parking spaces are limited, if you have any trouble finding room simply park at the Airport Inn next door for £3.50. Firstly we’ll take a quick look at the aeroplanes taking off from the viewing platform, get you’re spotters books out. Then we’ll head into the Quarry Bank Mill land, descending into the forest. The path follows the River Bollin all the way to the mill, crossing it several times. Once at the mill we’ll stop for lunch and the opportunity to check out our surroundings. Lastly we’ll head back to the cars via some muddy farmers fields.


Walk Date
11 Mar 2017
Calendar File
4.5 miles
147 metres
OS Maps

The Plan

- 10:00 : Meet just off the roundabout (alternative parking at the Airport Inn) - https://goo.gl/maps/u1S6tFXHfaP2
- 10:15 : Start Walk
- 10:30 : Manchester Airport viewing point
- 12:15 - 13:00 : Lunch
- 15:00 : Finish Walk

* All times a rough guestimates apart from the initial arrival at the car park

The Kit

- Clothes suitable for the conditions
- Waterproof coat
- Walking boots
- Rucksack (to carry stuff)
- Lunch

- A good attitude