Manchester Airport to Styal Mill

This walk starts at the big roundabout on Altrincham Road just before the airport tunnels.

Technical sheet
No. 11079949
A Wilmslow walk posted on 28/06/21 by Dennis Neil. Update : 28/06/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h35[?]
Distance Distance : 3.25mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 135ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 135ft
Highest point Highest point : 266ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 157ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Wilmslow
Starting point Starting point : N 53.343188° / W 2.277561°
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Description

(D/A) Facing towards the airport tunnels, take the very clearly marked path on the right. The path leads to Styal Mill and has delightful riverside views. A highlight along this path is Giants Castle Bridge.

(1) Once at Quarry Bank you can visit the working mill and Apprentice House which are managed by the National Trust. There is a good restaurant in the Mill and a shop and snack bar in the courtyard. If you fancy a pint, you can take a slight detour to Styal Village to the Ship Inn.

(2) Return to the start of the walk by taking the footpath behind the Mill which gives good views of the River Bollin and the meadow at the back of the mill as well as the Mill Owners House and grounds. Continue to Bank House Farm along a lovely leafy stretch and then back onto Altrincham Road to the start of the walk.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 157ft - Airport tunnels
1 : mi 1.57 - alt. 230ft - Quarry Bank
2 : mi 2.04 - alt. 207ft - Mill
D/A : mi 3.25 - alt. 157ft - Airport tunnels

Useful Information

You can park your car along the lane up from the Holiday Inn but it does fill up quickly at weekends.
It can be very muddy around Bank House Farm in the winter.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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