Trans Pennine Trail

Nestled deep in the heart of the Trans Pennine Trail, the Rope and Anchor is the perfect spot to stop and take heed. The Trans Pennine Trail is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.

We are on the stamping trail scheme, maps and stamping cards can be downloaded from the link below and we have maps printed out for people to pick up in the pub.

Dunham Massey Hall, Gardens & Deer Park

Dunham Massey Hall is an excellent choice if you are looking for a place to visit. Open all year round the botanical gardens, extensive deer park and beautiful stately home are just waiting to be explored by you and your family. Combine it with a visit to The Rope & Anchor, we can be found less than one mile from the hall itself and provide the perfect location for you to enjoy some fantastic food and drink after a busy day exploring, or an early lunch before you set out.

Bollin Valley Way

The Rope and Anchor makes the perfect pub to stop for a bite to eat or a breather to recoup along the 25 mile stretch of Bollin Valley Way.

Bollin Valley Way is a recreational path shadowing the course of the River Bollin. The route starts at Macclesfield Riverside Park and finishes in Partington giving walkers a feel of the valley's variety. It takes in fields and woodlands, towns and villages, passes around Manchester Airport and ends up in the industrial area near the Manchester Ship Canal.

Dunham Fishery

Less than 400 yards from The Rope & Anchor is Dunham Fishery. Featuring a picturesque course fishing lake the Fishery is run by Karen and James Bushell and boasts quality Chub Barbel; Roach; Tench; Crucian Carp; Skimmers and Carp up to 15 lbs! It is truly the dream of every fisherman. When you have finished your days fishing, our well stocked bar and quality food is the perfect reward for your efforts.

The Bridgewater Canal

The famous Bridgewater Canal connects The River Mersey estuary at Runcorn with Manchester and Leigh. It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester. Opened in 1761, firstly between Worsley and Manchester and later extended from Manchester to Runcorn. This extension passes through the heart of Dunham Massey and its banks lie less than one mile from The Rope. It’s an idyllic place to have a walk or even a voyage in your own barge… why not rent one from ABC Boat Hire!!