Bosley, Macclesfield, Cheshire East, UK

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Bosley, Macclesfield, Cheshire East, UK

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Sometimes it takes a village to make a great vacation

Nestled in the idyllic English countryside about 25 miles south of Manchester, quaint Bosley is the epitome of British village life. Set among verdant rolling hills and pastoral farmland, the area's villages are full of historic buildings, and some top-notch views to boot. There are plenty of outdoor activities on offer in the surrounding forests and national parks. If you're an adrenaline junkie who's always wanted to try rock climbing, you're in luck, because a Bosley vacation rental is surrounded by some of the best in the world.

The national park will surely Peak your interest

Set beside the Peak District National Park, Bosley is no stranger to outdoor activities. While it's known around the globe for some of Europe's best rock climbing, there's so much more to do. A Bosley vacation rental is the perfect home base for walkers, hikers, and bikers, and the scenic horseback rides are not to be missed. Closer to home, Bosley Reservoir offers great opportunities for walking, fishing, and bird watching. Take to the skies with one of the hang gliding operators in the area for some unforgettable views. To relax after it all, head to the geothermal spas of nearby Buxley.

Catch a double sunset while perched on a cloud

Take a walk around Bosley and you're sure to stumble across plenty of historic buildings. Two of the most notable are the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, which features elements dating back to 1500, and the Bosley Railway Station, built in 1849. Marvel at the engineering of the Bosley Lock Flight, a series of locks on the Macclesfield Canal. To experience a one-of-a-kind sight that you won't soon forget, climb to the top of Bosley Cloud, one of the highest hills in the area, to witness a fascinating double sunset phenomenon over the stunning landscape.

A little bit of rain never hurt anyone, right?

The area around Bosley tends to get a respectable amount of rain compared to the rest of the country, so be sure to pack an umbrella when you head to your Bosley vacation rental. It's not all rain, though -- there's some great weather for exploring the countryside. High temperatures can rise into the 80s between June and September. The coldest winter months of December to February see the mercury dipping below the freezing mark, though highs will still be in the 50s. It's not uncommon to see frosts or even snow when you're heading to the higher elevations.

From rocks to locks in Britain's Peak District

Prepare for stunning scenery when heading to Bosley. Gentle rivers roll through tranquil farms and verdant lowlands, some meeting up with Bosley Reservoir, which features a fascinating series of mechanical locks. Passing through foothills, you get to the main thing that defines the landscape, Peak District National Park. Full of rocky outcroppings and jagged limestone formations that attract rock climbers from around the globe, there are also plenty of scenic vistas and friendly wildlife for those who are a little less daring.