GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tegg's Nose Walk

2 miles (4 km)

This lovely country park in Macclesfield has splendid views of the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire plain. You can also see Macclesfield Forest, the summit of Shutlingsloe (the second highest point in Cheshire), the Telecoms Tower on Sutton Common and the Macclesfield Canal. This circular walk starts at the car park at the northern end of the park and heads south to the viewpoints. At the southern end you'll descend to Teggsnose Wood, Tegg's Nose Reservoir and Bottoms Reservoir. There's some nice waterside trails to try here before returning to the car park on other footpaths on the eastern side of the park.
The landscape includes meadow, moorland and woodland while there is also a waterside section aroung Tegg's Nose Reservoir. The park has a very good Visitors Centre where you can find out details of the cycle and walking routes in the park. Click here to see the Tegg's Nose to Parkgate cycle route details.
The Gritstone Trail walking route also runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk. Macclesfield Forest and Trentabank Reservoir lie just to the east where you will find more good walking trails.

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Tegg's Nose Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tegg's Nose Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Tegg's Nose Country Park Pubs/Cafes

On the walk you can stop for refreshments at the excellent Leather's Smithy. This fine pub is located next to Ridgegate Reservoir, just to the east of Bottoms Reservoir. There's a great selection of ales and a nice beer garden to relax in when the weather is good. You can find the pub on Clarke Ln, at the north western tip of Ridgegate Reservoir. Postcode is SK11 0NE.

Photos

Sheep sculpture at Tegg's Nose Visitor Centre - geograph.org.uk - 258310

Sheep sculpture at Tegg's Nose Visitor Centre This sculpted sheep and natural boulder stand outside the Visitor Centre at the Tegg's Nose car park and viewpoint. The sculptures are very close to the gridsquare boundary; the road and entrance are inSJ9473

Tegg's Nose viewpoint - geograph.org.uk - 258313

The northern of two viewpoints in the Tegg's Nose Country Park. The distinctive profile of Shutlingsloe is visible on the horizon (centre). The embossed bench seats are among several sculptures around the Visitor Centre and car park.

Bottoms Reservoir and Tegg's Nose - geograph.org.uk - 662016

Bottoms Reservoir and Tegg's Nose View from Clarke Lane across Bottoms Reservoir to Tegg's Nose - winter reflections.

Sutton - Tegg's Nose

Tegg's Nose from the Gritstone Trail at Greenbarn

Across Ridgegate Reservoir towards Tegg's Nose - geograph.org.uk - 1413809

Across Ridgegate Reservoir towards Tegg's Nose

Sculpture at northern Tegg's Nose viewpoint - geograph.org.uk - 258309

Sculpture at northern Tegg's Nose viewpoint Sculpture cum bench adjacent to the carpark at the northern Tegg's Nose viewpoint, with a backdrop of the Peak District.

Saddlers Way footpath from Tegg's Nose Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1413822

Saddlers Way footpath from Tegg's Nose Country Park

Teggs Nose visitor centre

Teggs Nose visitor centre

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