To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Quarry Bank - Walks for All

Type:Walking Route / Trail

Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
Quarry Bank - Walks for All

Book Tickets Online


Situated in the grounds of Quarry Bank on the National Trust’s Styal Estate this walk follows the river from the mill to the point at which the rivers Dean and Bollin combine at Twinnies Bridge. The route passes the millpond, crosses Heron’s Pool Bridge and continues on through a carr, an area of wet woodland. The river floodplain provides good conditions for many rare plants, insects and invertebrates including ancient species of snails. In spring the woodland is carpeted with bluebells and other rare wild flowers.

START: what3words: ///according.hurray.licks

DISTANCE: Approximately 2.6km (1 2/3 miles) there and back.

TIME: Approximately 1 hour. 

SURFACE: The surface varies from cobblestones to metalled to earth with exposed tree roots, which becomes muddy and slippery in wet weather. The path is about 1m (1yd) in width. Heron’s Pool Bridge is made of decking with gaps of up to 3cm (1”) between slats. 

GRADIENTS: The route is undulating and steep in places: there is a 25m (27yds) section of 15% (1:6), one of 50m (55yds) unsurfaced section of 14.7% (1:6) gradient, and the same length of surfaced path at 12.5% (1:8). Heron’s Bridge is set with a slope of 9.7% (1:10) over decking. In places there is a crossslope to the path of 16.7% (1:6).



Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

What's Nearby

  1. Adlington Hall

    The home of the Legh's since 1315, Adlington Hall combines a Medieval Great Hall with…

    4.62 miles away
  2. Capesthorne Hall

    Sculptures, paintings, furniture and family monuments. A Georgian chapel, tearooms,…

    6.39 miles away
  3. Peover Hall and Gardens

    A fully-furnished, Elizabethan manor-house with Carolean stables. General Patton's 3rd…

    7.2 miles away
  1. Tabley House

    The finest Palladian house in the northwest, Tabley was designed by John Carr of York for…

    7.56 miles away
  2. Gawsworth Hall

    Gawsworth Hall

    9 miles away
  3. Rode Hall and Gardens

    An 18th century country house set in a Repton landscape containing fine furniture and…

    15.95 miles away
  4. Peak Wildlife Park

    Winner- Bronze Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Experience of the Year 2019.

    Set on the edge…

    23.71 miles away
  5. Whitmore Hall

    Grade 1 listed building. Fine example of a small Carolinian manor house (1676). Family…

    25.86 miles away
  6. Haddon Hall

    Haddon Hall, located at the heart of the Peak District, is one of England’s most elegant…

    26.83 miles away
  7. Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

    Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

    27.02 miles away
  8. Chatsworth

    Chatsworth is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. Home of the…

    27.47 miles away
  9. Cheshire Wildlife Trust

    Cheshire Wildlife Trust has been working for wildlife on your doorstep throughout the…

    29.02 miles away
  10. Iscoyd Park

    A red brick Georgian house in an idyllic 18th century parkland setting situated on the…

    32.65 miles away
  11. Ogston Hall

    Ogston Hall

    36.4 miles away
  12. Meols Hall

    The manor-house and estate have been in the Hesketh family for 27 generations and is…

    36.42 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss