Dave B

Dave B

Posted on 04/28/2015


Photo taken on April 28, 2015



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Heron
Cheshire
Macclesfield
Macclesfield Riverside Park
River Bollin
Class 220 Voyager
Bollin Valley


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Bollin Valley activity

Bollin Valley activity
I think this is officially called Riverside Park but we call it simply the Bollin Valley. It is on the River Bollin northward (downstream) of Macclesfield in eastern Cheshire. The river is on its way down to join the River Mersey. At this point it was slightly straightened when the railway embankment was built in 1845. It was always private land until the local council opened it all out in about 1972 by constructing the park and the footpath, the Bollin Way. It is very popular with local dog-walkers as well as hikers, runners, cyclists, and the occasional screwball photographer. The Heron couldn't care less !! (Considering what a dirty river it used to be when Macclesfield's mills were at their busiest discharging all sorts of industrial rubbish into the river, it is so good to see it healthy enough for a heron to flourish.)

The Class 220 Voyager is the 15.07 from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads and will pass non-stop through Macclesfield Station next along the line.

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