Come and join in, it’s absolutely FREE! Here at Social Circle we are lucky, not only to live in one of the greatest cities in the world, but to be surrounding by exceptional walking routes. Come along and explore walking in Manchester and surrounding areas, and meet some new people along the way.
Tegg’s Nose Country Park is located close to Macclesfield in Cheshire on the western edge of the Peak District National Park and is owned and managed by Cheshire County Council. It is a popular area for walking and attracts visitors from the local area and beyond who come to the park to enjoy the stunning views of the park and across the Cheshire plain as well as learn more about the history of the area.
There is evidence of activity in the area since the Bronze age including a Burial Chamber and lots of examples of how the Country Park has been shaped by its past use for quarrying, from the 16th century to as recently as 1955. As a reminder of this past there are still examples of the equipment that was used to quarry the sandstone for visitors to see, including a jaw crusher used to crush the quarried rock into smaller pieces.
Views from Tegg’s Nose overlook nearby Macclesfield Forest and across to the summit of Shutlingsloe which is the second highest point in Cheshire as well as the Telecoms Tower on Sutton Common and the Macclesfield Canal. On clear days you can also see as far as the Welsh Hills and Liverpool in the east across the Cheshire plain.
From the Tegg’s Nose summit at a height of 380m or 1246ft there are views over the two reservoirs in the Country Park which are Bottoms Reservoir built in 1850 and the smaller Teggs Nose Reservoir constructed slightly later in 1871.
The landscape and wildlife of the area is varied with both meadow and moorland conditions on the rocky slopes and woodland at the base of the summit. An abundance of Gorse at the Country Park flowers all year, and blueberries and wild apples can be found in some areas. Sheep and cattle graze the land whilst a number of birds including Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Tits and Birds of Prey can be seen.
We will meet in the Tegg’s Nose Car Park at 12pm or alternatively car share is available from East Didsbury Tesco at 11am
On arrival at Tegg’s Nose we will descend past the quarry taking in the breathtaking views over the two lakes and back through part of Macclesfield Forest. Please note there is one steep ascent at the end of the walk back up Tegg’s Nose to the car park.
Food & Refreshments (payable by you)
After a 2.5 hour walk we will grab something to eat at the Leather’s Smithy public house which dates back to 1812 http://www.leatherssmithy.com/menu.html
Free Admission, parking fee applies.
Car sharing available.