Tegg's Nose Country Park
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.
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.
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.
You can park at the visitor centre (pay for parking), where there is information about the park plus basic facilities (toilets, no cafe). There is a route of approximately 2 miles which is suitable for children and manageable with a buggy. Part way round you will find old quarry equipment doubling as a children's play area, and as you continue round the views are stunning. Look out also for the Library in the Landscape, where you can enjoy the views with a good book. Also a popular spot for geocaching.
Tegg's Nose Country Park
Buxton Old Road
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