Macclesfield Forest

Earlier this week we spent some time walking in Macclesfield Forest.  It’s an area that is only a 30 minute or so drive from where we live, and yet despite it being so close it’s not a place either of us have been to before.

We are blessed with a seemingly endless list of terrific locations to visit that are ideal for walking and it’s unlikely we will ever get to them all, but this went to the top of our list after my brother had told us about the forest and recommended it as a decent place to visit. We are so glad that he told us about it.

It really is magnificent. It’s a fine place to visit and pass a few hours. There are a number of walking routes marked (colour coded) and recommended.  We decided to pretty much follow the ‘red route’ and ended up walking around six and a half miles or so around the both reservoirs – Ridgegate where we parked the car and Trentabank as well as walking through open grassland and woodland areas,  which were mainly made up of conifer plantations.

If walking or visiting here interests you, then you can find plenty of information about the Forest and surrounding area online, including downloadable walking routes.

There are links below to other recent posts and below that you will find a gallery with pictures from our visit – clicking on any one will open a scrolable gallery

Macro photography

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Red squirrel walk

Local Walks

Getting to grips with macro photography

Sometimes it’s all about the squirrel

A polecat, a ferret and Rodneys car


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