Going for a walk at Ringway sounds more like the trek to baggage reclaim than a countryside stroll, so it was with some trepidation we went exploring with our granddaughter. After all they moved a thousand newts to make way for the new runway - was there any countryside left? But we were in for a surprise. There are fields and woods and cows and horses and blackberries and flowers. A huge tunnel takes the River Bollin under the runway, while being close enough almost to touch an aeroplane definitely appeals to small children.
LOCATION: Near Manchester Airport
START: Sunbank Lane off A538, half mile east of M56 Junct 6. The lane leads from Airport City via a series of roundabouts. Roadside parking in layby opposite Yew Tree Cottage.
Grid ref: SJ798843 Postcode: WA150PZ
DISTANCE: 7 miles
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Bolln Valley Way
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News