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River Bollin Riverlands project

View of a woodland path next to the River Bollin
View of a woodland path next to the River Bollin | © Derek Hatton

As part of a national programme to improve the health of rivers across England and Wales, we've launched the River Bollin Riverlands project. The project will include Dunham Massey, Lyme, Quarry Bank, Alderley Edge and Hare Hill.

Where is the River Bollin?

The River Bollin meanders through Cheshire and the southern fringes of Manchester, flowing by many places along the way, including Lyme, Quarry Bank, Dunham Massey, Alderley Edge and Hare Hill. The largely rural and agricultural nature of the catchment gives way to the Greater Manchester conurbation to the north.

What is the Riverlands project?

The River Bollin is part of our national Riverlands Programme which has the following three key aims:

  • Rivers and catchments that are healthy, clean and rich in wildlife.
  • Rivers and catchments that are easily accessed, valued and loved for their heritage and beauty.
  • Sustainable long-term care for rivers and catchments.

We’ll also be working with local communities to help them rediscover and reconnect with their rivers – as spaces for leisure and activity, to socialise, or simply take a walk beside the water and clear their minds.

Latest updates

You can find out the latest activity taking place by clicking the links below:

Dunham Massey

Quarry Bank


Alderley Edge

Hare Hill