Whatever the season, Macclesfield is surrounded by un-spoilt beauty and endless fun outdoors, ready to be tapped into.
Based within the town, both West Park and South Park are popular escapes to enjoy a leisurely walk or take the kids to play and let off steam.
On the outskirts of town, you’ll find the Bollin Valley. Walk or cycle along the scenic pathways shadowing the course of the River Bollin, taking in miles of fields and woodland along the 25 mile route.
The Middlewood Way is the former Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway line which operated between 1869 and 1970. Enjoyed by walkers, with or without dogs, cyclists, joggers and horse riders playing host to a wide range of flora and fauna.
Macclesfield forest is a working forest located close to Langley and Wildboarclough villages. Home to four reservoirs and surrounded by breathtaking views across the Peak District, there are numerous walks and mountain bike routes to enjoy.
Located on the western edge of the Peak District National Park, Tegg’s Nose is a popular area for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and rock climbing, with stunning views across the Cheshire plain.
Constructed over 180 years ago, Macclesfield Canal snakes for miles through picturesque countryside, passing a good few country pubs on the way including Sutton Hall, The Puss in Boots and The King’s Head.