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Lud's Church

Macclesfield, Buxton SK17 0SU, UK

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About Lud's Church

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.



Attractions near Lud's Church

The Roaches2.32km from Lud's Church

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.

Three Shires Head3.63km from Lud's Church

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.

Shutlingsloe4.06km from Lud's Church

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.

Tittesworth Reservoir6.12km from Lud's Church

The dam at Tittesworth was constructed across the River Churnet between 1959 and 1963, to provide for increased water demand in Leek, Stoke on Trent, and the surrounding area.   The reservoir has a wide range of wildlife. There is an information area, exhibition, restaurant, shop, play area, water-saving garden, bird-watching hides, and trails.

Trentabank Reservoir6.14km from Lud's Church

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.

Macclesfield Forest6.38km from Lud's Church

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.

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Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.