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1.32km from Macclesfield Forest
Trentabank Reservoir is located within Macclesfield Forest, partly in the Peak District National Park in England, and is home to rich unimproved uplands and grasslands. The reservoir is surrounded mainly by coniferous plantations and is also home to about 22 pairs of herons.
2.35km from Macclesfield Forest
Shutlingsloe is a hill near the village of Wildboarclough, in the east of the county of Cheshire. A steep-sided hill with a distinctive profile, sometimes described as the 'Matterhorn of Cheshire', it is the third highest peak in the historic county. A good trekking destination and you can spend a beautiful time here.
2.7km from Macclesfield Forest
Shining Tor is a hill with a height of 559 meters above sea level in the Peak District of England. One of the beautiful trekking destinations and The views from the top are superb on a clear day. Looking out over the Cheshire Plain, you'll easily pick out the hills of the Clwydian Range in North Wales and the Wrekin in Shropshire, as well as numerous local landmarks, including Shutlingsloe, and the large Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank.
Tegg's Nose Country Park
2.78km from Macclesfield Forest
Tegg's Nose Country Park sits on the western flanks of the Pennines overlooking Macclesfield and the Cheshire Plain to the west. Rock and man have created a landscape of dry stone walls and sturdy barns adding to the dramatic character of the steep sided valleys while many of the hill tops are pitted with old quarries.
Ruin of Errwood Hall
4.39km from Macclesfield Forest
This once-magnificent country house, enjoying wonderful views over the picturesque Goyt Valley, is now just a sad pile of stones. It survived for less than 100 years. It was built around 1843 and demolished in 1934. Click on any of the posts below for information relating to the hall. I’ve managed to collect quite a few old photos showing the hall in all its former glory. The Hall still gets thousands of visitors every year, drawn to the mystique of the mansion in the woods.
Three Shires Head
4.85km from Macclesfield Forest
Three Shires Head lies at the junction of three counties; Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. It was once an important crossing point over the River Dane for trains of packhorses. And a place where the horses could be rested and watered. The main landmark is a packhorse bridge. The bridge is Grade II-listed, and was probably constructed in the late 18th century.
5.13km from Macclesfield Forest
Errwood Reservoir is a drinking-water reservoir in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, close to the counties of Cheshire and Staffordshire. It was situated in a naturally beautiful location and it provides drinking water for the town of Stockport and its surrounding areas, and it holds 4,215 million liters.
6.38km from Macclesfield Forest
A majestic and historically important church which has been a hotbed of British legend for hundreds of years, having said to have been visited by such major figures as Robin Hood and Sir Gawain. Lud's Church is an immense natural cleft in the rock on the hillside above Gradbach, in a forest area known as the Black Forest. The feature has been formed by a landslip that has detached a large section of rock from the hillside.
6.56km from Macclesfield Forest
The Macclesfield Canal passes through mostly green and rural surroundings, with Victorian mills and warehouses along the way adding a distinctive character. It passes through beautiful countryside and touches on several towns – Bollington, Macclesfield, and Congleton. The route of the canal was surveyed by Thomas Telford and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of £320,000.
Upper Goyt Valley
7.02km from Macclesfield Forest
A beautiful valley located in the southern section of the valley of the River Goyt in North West England. Stunning views across the Errwood Reservoir, picturesque natural scenery, and endless rolling hills make Goyt Valley the perfect location for an adventurous day out in the Peak District. One of the good trekking destinations and also you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.
Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
7.58km from Macclesfield Forest
This great carboniferous limestone cavern is one of the finest show caves in England and boasts many strange and wondrous formations and so more. There has been Evidence of prehistoric life from the Neolithic and early Bronze ages have been found. It will be a new experience visiting this place.
7.91km from Macclesfield Forest
Solomon's Temple, also known as Grinlow Tower, is a Victorian folly near the spa metropolis of Buxton inside the Derbyshire Peak District. The structure is a 20-foot-high, two-story tower built on top of a Bronze Age barrow, sitting on top of a ridge at a height of 440 meters above sea level. The tower does not contain anything other than the staircase to the top. It is a Grade II listed building.
The Pavilion Gardens
8.22km from Macclesfield Forest
The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful, historic venue Set within twenty-three acres of magnificent, landscaped gardens and play areas, dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendor of Buxton. The unique personality and characteristics of this Grade II listed building also provides the ideal backdrop for private bookings and Pavilion Gardens offers comprehensive and bespoke packages for weddings and special occasions, conferences and meetings, festivals and events.
8.52km from Macclesfield Forest
The Roaches in Staffordshire is a Peak District gem; located above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir, it’s loved by hikers and climbers alike. The impressively rugged and steep gritstone ridge is home to mythical mermaids and 15 metre natural gritstone clefts, so this is far more than your average countryside walk. It is the most prominent part of a curving ridge which extends for several miles from Hen Cloud in the south to Back Forest and Hangingstone in the northwest.
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
8.53km from Macclesfield Forest
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery focuses its collection on history, geology and archaeology primarily from the Peak District and Derbyshire. With over 1,200 objects on display, covering 360 million years of history. Geology: explore a time when sharks swam across the Peak District and when giant dragonflies rule the sky! Ice Age Animals.
National Trust - Lyme
10.49km from Macclesfield Forest
The National Trust's Lyme Park, Cheshire, is a magnificent house and estate on the edge of the Peak District. This Elizabethan house was developed and extended in c.1725-35 by Giacomo Leoni for Peter Legh, whose family had held land here since the 14th century. The house is the largest in Cheshire,and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.
National Trust - Hare Hill
10.94km from Macclesfield Forest
Hare Hill Hall is a country house and a garden in the parish of Over Alderley, Cheshire, England. The house and grounds are privately owned, and the separate nearby garden is in the care of the National Trust. The walled garden has been restored in line with Brocklehurst's vision, and now the white perennial borders sing out in summer. On warm days, enjoy a picnic in the shaded wooded garden. Autumn provides a great opportunity for invigorating walks around the garden.
Adlington Hall and Gardens
11.02km from Macclesfield Forest
One of the most beautiful homes in England, Adlington Hall, home of the Leghs from 1315 was built on the site of a Hunting Lodge. Adlington Hall is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The grounds contain eleven Grade II listed buildings, and the grounds themselves have been designated at Grade II* on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. The hall is open to the public for visits and guided tours, and parts of the building c
11.55km from Macclesfield Forest
Parkhouse Hill is a small but distinctive hill in the Peak District National Park in the English county of Derbyshire. It lies on the north side of the River Dove, close to the border with Staffordshire. For many years access to Parkhouse Hill was difficult, as there was no right of way to the summit. Access is now possible under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, as the hill is a designated access area.
Anson Engine Museum
12.16km from Macclesfield Forest
The Anson Engine Museum is situated on the site of the old Anson colliery in Poynton, Cheshire, England. It is the work of Les Cawley and Geoff Challinor who began collecting and showing stationary engines as a hobby. The museum now has one of the largest collections of engines in Europe. The museum site also includes a working blacksmith's smithy and carpentry shop and a café.
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Macclesfield Forest, Macclesfield SK11 0AR, UK
Macclesfield Forest is a working forest around a cascade of reservoirs; Trentabank, Ridgegate, Teggsnose, and Bottoms. The mixture of water and woodland habitat makes Macclesfield Forest an excellent place for wildlife lovers, with red deer and many birds including Heron Broods in Cheshire’s largest heronry. One of the good trekking destination and also you cans spend some good time there.