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.

National Trust & Dunham Massey Hall

Dunham Massey hall is an English country house in the parish of Dunham Massey. With a garden for all seasons, an ancient deer park and a house filled with treasure stories, what more could you want from a day at Dunham Massey Hall.

Special events all year round make Dunham Massey Hall the perfect trip for adults and children, as there’s plenty to look forward to at Dunham.

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.