On the border of the Peak National Park, the village of Rainow is situated three miles to the east of Macclesfield on the Chapel-en-le-Frith road.  Bounded by Kerridge Ridge on one side and the Buxton Road on the other it runs towards the moors and Pennines.  The hills and stone buildings are a sharp contrast to the old brick and softer countryside of the Cheshire Plain.  Although stretching over many miles, the present village does have a centre where the church, school and village institute are all within easy reach of each other. 

White Nancy stands on the Kerridge Ridge.  Resembling a whitewashed sugar loaf it was built in remembrance of the battle of Waterloo by the Gaskell Family of Ingersley Hall.  

A strong community spirit exists in the village and this is reflected in the success of the many organisations and activities available.


Rainow County Primary School

Round Meadow



Tel. 572021

For more information visit the Rainbow Village Website http://www.rainowvillage.co.uk/