Atrractions Within 5 Miles

Bollington Town And Country Side

Red Oaks Farm nestles in the Bollington valley. This quiet town provides excellent links to local countryside and the Macclesfield Canal.

We encourage our visitors to explore the local countryside and take digital photographs. If you would like to submit a photo to add to our Gallery please contact Brenda Buxton at Red Oaks Farm. We hope you enjoy the images and you visit Bollington, stay with us at Red Oaks Farm, and visit all our local attractions.

The images used have been acquired from the various sources. If you require acknowlegement for an image used, or would wish it to be removed from our Bollington Town and Countryside gallery please do not hesitate to contact Red Oaks Farm. The music accompanying the gallery is performed by Bollington Brass Band.

Local Shops


From specialist furniture to art, bakeries to restuarants, public houses and its very own brewery. Although a small town, Bollington has a number of shops for everyday items to something a little more personal. Macclesfield Town Centre is only 4 miles away which provides more shopping and entertainment, and Prestbury Village offering something a little more exclusive.

Macclesfield to Manchester is just a short train journey of 30 minutes away.

White Nancy

White Nancy less than a miles away. Fantastic views from the top on a clear day.

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Anson Engine Museum


This unusual and fascinating museum used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire’s many attractions. Over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognised as one of the Country’s leading specialist museums.

Situated just south of Manchester in the leafy countryside of Higher Poynton, the museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery. It is the result of Les Cawley and Geoff Challinor’s years of hard work collecting and restoring engines. This award winning museum houses a unique collection of over 200 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order. Ranging from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum.

Please visit the Official Anson Museum website.

Macclesfield Silk Museums


The Silk Museums in Macclesfield tell the definitive story of silk. Compelling exhibits on three sites show a working Victorian Silk Mill, costume and silk manufacturing displays.

This ‘hands on’ experience allows children and grown ups to understand the story of silk from cocoon to catwalk!

Macclesfield Silk Museums offer a variety of experiences designed to meet National Curriculum requirements at Primary level. Covering Victorians, Egyptians, silk and science, our educational visits bring history to life in a fun and interactive way.

Access to the collection is offered in terms of changing exhibits on display, particularly in the costume galleries. We also offer behind the scenes tours. Special interest groups or individuals can make arrangements to view items from our study collection. As part of craft workshops, we endeavour to include relevant items from the collection for close examination. We regularly lend items to other museums to include in their exhibitions.

Our philosophy is to preserve our collection whilst, at the same time, making it available to the public.

The collection and library are consulted by researchers from all over the UK and overseas. Please visit the official Macclesfield Silk Museums website.