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Tegg's Nose Country Park

by Lydia (follow)
Tegg's Nose Country Park offers amazing views of the whole of Manchester and is a lovely trip if you want to experience the great outdoors. It is situated just outside Macclesfield in Cheshire and it offers lots of activities for the whole family.



There are a few different walking trails available - most of which are not accessible with a pram unfortunately. So these are more suited for walking toddlers, children and babies in a sling. We opted for the shorter route which started at the visitor centre and took us via the quarry area. We found lots of places to play along the way which kept my daughter entertained. The walk itself lasted around an hour. There are much longer trails with a steeper incline for the more experienced walkers!



They even have a community library set amongst the walking trails, aptly named 'the library in the landscape'. It opened in 2013 after a crowdfunding appeal was launched. You can sit and take a moment to read a book as there are benches dotted around, or you can borrow a book and bring it back next time you visit. You just have to leave a book in return.



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The quarry within the park itself is well suited for climbing. This must however be booked in advance with the park rangers. Cycling and horse riding are also popular in the area, along with fishing and in winter conditions it is a favoured place for sledging with the exposed moorland hills often covered in snow. The country park is also ideal for dog walking and we saw lots of friendly dogs and their owners along the route.



There is a small cafe on site which serves a range of sandwiches and even does afternoon tea for £15 per person. The cakes all looked delicious! There are a number of pubs in the area serving food and drink, including the Leather’s Smithy at Macclesfield Forest, and the St Dunstan Inn (no food) in nearby Langley Village.

For more information visit their website here.

Useful information:
Address: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0AP
Opening hours: The car park is open 24 hours a day but it states that no overnight parking is allowed




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