Mill Lane, Rainow

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Mill LaneRight on the boundary of Bollington with Rainow, Mill Lane is one of the oldest roads in the district. It begins at the east end of Ingersley Road, on the corner of the Poachers Inn, and winds its way past an old farm, Hillside Farm, a field and then a few modern bungalows. The road then becomes a track suitable only for horses and pedestrians (can be muddy) and comes out on Ingersley Vale.

Approach off Ingersley Road, Ingersley Vale (pedestrians only).

Leads to footpath access to Lowther Street.

Nearest shops - Palmerston Street.

Nearest pubs - Poachers Inn on the road, Crown Inn.

Council Ward - East.

Mill LaneIt is believed that Mill Lane was part of a Roman (or earlier) pack horse route leading from the Cheshire salt fields into the Peak District.

The drive entrance to Ingersley Hall (now known as Savio House) is off Mill Lane right beside the Poachers Inn (off the left of this picture).

The mill referred to is probably the original 15thC corn mill that is believed to have stood on the riverside where the green painted workshop is today. There is a weir and wheel pit in the river behind this shed.

Mill LaneThe wilder end of Mill Lane is no more than a bridleway. It can be wet in places down here.