Macclesfield Forest

Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 0NS
Unnamed Road Sutton England SK11 0NS GB

Visit this magical forest, which has four reservoirs, and walk along the way-marked tracks where you can enjoy the hundreds of pine trees and the calming environment.

Look out for Nuthatches and stop at the largest heronry in the Peak District. Take your binoculars with you during the breeding season so you can see the chicks high up in the trees in their huge nests. And if you are lucky, you may spot a red deer near to the water, but it is more likely to be in the morning or late afternoon when you see one.

Follow the signs for Forest Chapel, a church first built in 1673 and rebuilt in 1834, and enjoy viewing this Grade II listed building.

You could also hike to the highest points of Cheshire from Macclesfield Forest to Shining Tor at 559 metres and Shutlingsloe at 509 metres, both of which overlook the forest and offer stunning views.

When you arrive at the forest, enter the lodge and speak to one of the friendly and informative rangers, they will advise you on what walks you can take and they will give a leaflet showing all the routes.

Macclesfield Forest is a relaxing and great place to visit. It makes a wonderful experience for the whole family and a very healthy one as well.

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