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Macclesfield Forest

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0NE

Tel: 01260 252832

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About Us

Today Macclesfield Forest is managed by United Utilities as part of the water catchment area around the reseroirs. There are four reservoirs in the vicinity with Ridgegate and Trentabank reservoirs providing Macclesfield town with drinking water. The forest has a herd of red deer and various other wildlife which you may encounter on a visit. The reservoirs are home to many species of wildfowl and Trentabank is home to the largest heronry in the Peak District.

The forest is a working area and as the timber is felled and replanted the woodland scenery is always in a state of change. As a result, the paths may be closed temporarily, so please follow the forestry waymarked trail numbers at all times. Open all day every day. Please telephone for more details.

Directions

Road Directions

Access to the forest by road is easiest from Macclesfield through the village of Langley to the west of the forest, there are other minor roads from Wildboarclough but these are single track routes and are quickly blocked in winter conditions.

The roads through the forest are designated as quiet lanes in an effort to improve the way walkers, cyclists and horse riders share the roads with motorists.

There is a pay and display car park at the Visitor Centre near Trentabank Reservoir and another small car park at Standing Stone. There are also other minor car parking areas in lay-bys in the forest.

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Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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