Rainow & the Area
Harrop Fold is a
perfect location for anyone wishing to follow the Cheshire Literary
& Film Trail, being minutes from the setting of Alan Garner's latest
book, Thursbitch, and a short drive from Lyme Park, the film setting for
Pride & Prejudice. The trail is available on a map within the
Rainow and its area offer a
huge selection of things to do and see from exploring the Peaks and
Plains of Cheshire to admiring the natural beauty of the Peak District
National Park, www.PeaksandPlains.co.uk
A footpath from the door leads to the Gritstone
Trail or one of the many other footpaths that cross over Harrop Fold’s
land including a
Wild Flower Circular Walk from Bollington.
Bollington is 5 minutes
away with its lovely canal and mills, and 10 minutes drive reaches
Macclesfield with its interesting silk
history, and the
in Poynton is approximately 15 minutes.
Within ½ hour’s drive is the Goyt Valley and Buxton
with its glorious Georgian crescent; or Tatton
Park and Styal Mill
are interesting visits nearby.
Around ¾ hour's
drive is Alton Towers Theme
Park, Staffordshire; Chatsworth
House with its
beautiful gardens and park, interesting farmyard, children's adventure
park; Bakewell, famous for its Puddings as well as the beauty of
home to the caverns and Blue John stone.
1 hour’s drive Manchester
offers an abundance of theatres, museums and galleries, restaurants and
1¼ hour's drive away is Chester, www.visitcheshire.com
the beautiful Roman walled city offering boat trips down the River Dee,
a Cathedral and ‘The Rows’.