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6 great walks near Macclesfield

PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 June 2019

St Paul's Church, Macclesfield by Bradly Titto Kurian

St Paul's Church, Macclesfield by Bradly Titto Kurian

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Macclesfield is perfectly placed to provide a base for exploring the Peak District, here's a selection of routes from our archive that explore the surrounding area.

Sutton Reservoir by Paul TaylorSutton Reservoir by Paul Taylor

Sutton

2 miles from Macclesfield

Set off from the historic Sutton Hall and pass through the village of Sutton, with its war memorial and plaque to Charles Tunnicliffe, before heading towards the nearby reservoir and back again.

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View from Tegg's Nose by Paul TaylorView from Tegg's Nose by Paul Taylor

Tegg's Nose

2 miles from Macclesfield

Start from the Leather's Smithy pub in Langley and head towards the heights of Tegg's Nose, taking in the Gritstone Trail and extensive views of the Cheshire Plain.

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View over ponds at Gawsworth towards St James the Great Church by Paul TaylorView over ponds at Gawsworth towards St James the Great Church by Paul Taylor

North Rode and Gawsworth

4 miles from Macclesfield

The name of North Rode means 'clearing in the forest' - the Macclesfield Forest which was a royal hunting ground. We set off from Bosley Top Lock and pass by the quaint village of Gawsworth.

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Trentabank Reservoir by Paul TaylorTrentabank Reservoir by Paul Taylor

Trentabank and Macclesfield Forest

4 miles from Macclesfield

This walk begins with a slightly steep climb, the reward for which is a breather at Forest Chapel, we head into Macclesfield Forest before winding downhill towards Ridgegate Reservoir.

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Dane Valley Way beside the old canal by Paul TaylorDane Valley Way beside the old canal by Paul Taylor

Wincle

6 miles from Macclesfield

Head towards the Staffordshire border for this Peak District walk that takes in sections of Gritstone Trail and the Dane Valley Way as well as following the River Dane for a short distance.

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Wildboarclough from Tegg's Nose by John CocksWildboarclough from Tegg's Nose by John Cocks

Wildboarclough and Macclesfield Forest

6 miles from Macclesfield

Macclesfield is often used a base for those planning a walking trip in the westtern edge of the Peak District and one of the must-do walks is the one around Wildboarclough.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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