Walk to the Cask

The Cask Tavern

The Cask Tavern

We are organising a charity walk on Saturday 29th September from the Park Tavern in Macclesfield through to The Vale Inn in Bollington and then over to the Cask Tavern in Poynton.

Total walk of roughly 10.5 miles (16.8K) taking about 4 hours gentle walking.

A Walk to the Cask is a celebration of lots of things; the three excellent pubs in the Bollington Brewing Company’s stable, the beautiful Cheshire countryside that surrounds them, the rambling and hiking community that enjoys them and Cask Tavern manager Tim’s recent conquering of the Bullock Smithy Hike; 56 miles in 23 hours.

More importantly, however, it’s to raise money for a family local to Poynton.

Ollie’s Army was set up to help Ollie and Amelia Carroll, two young children with Batten Disease, a neurodegenerative and incurable illness that has so far rendered Ollie blind and unable to walk or communicate.

The treatment that is helping to slow down the symptoms of Ollie, Amelia and other children with Battens is not available on the NHS. Any money raised will help to fund the campaign to change this, it will also support the family financially in their frequent trips to hospital in London, in providing as full a life as possible for the children, and to help fund research into and raising awareness of Batten disease.

The walk itself will leave the Park Tavern at 11am, you are welcome before to join us for coffee and cake. We will walk roughly 5 miles to the Vale Inn where we will have bacon butties (or veggie option) ready for the final 6 miles to the Cask Tavern in Poynton where there will be enough food for a hungry walker!!

The ticket includes food on the way round and a beer token to be used at any of our pubs on the day!!

Entry fee for the walk will be £15, sign up using the link below.

Supervised older children and dogs are welcome on the walk, please be aware the walk will involve stiles.


The day will look a bit like this, all times are approximate.;

10:00 : Park Tavern : Check in, coffee and cake.

11:00 : Leave the Park and head up in to the hills.

12:30 : Vale Inn : Arrive for bacon butties and beer.

14:00 : Leave the Vale Inn and head across country to Poynton

16:30 : Cask Tavern : Something to eat to finish off the challenge


Transport Suggestions;

Poynton to Macclesfield by Train – Depart : Poynton 10:07 – Arrive : Macclesfield 10:17

Bollington to Macclesfield by Bus – Depart : Bollington (Cotton Tree) 10:02 – Arrive : Macclesfield 10:28

Click here to sign up.