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Connecting with nature in Macclesfield Forest 

Connecting with nature in Macclesfield Forest 

Connecting with nature in Macclesfield Forest 


Sunday 7 May 2023   

5 miles   

A 'connecting with nature' walk in Macclesfield Forest. Experiencing ways to be more attentive and aware of its wildlife and history. 

Join our Rangers in exploring the living forest and its moorland surroundings. Experience some 'forest bathing' and practical 'mindfulness' techniques to slow down, refocus and be 'in the moment', and get even more enjoyment from your visits to the countryside.

Macclesfield Forest covers 1000 acres on the western edge of the Peak District. It includes two reservoirs and is the home to a range of wildlife including a small herd of red deer and the largest heronry in the North West. It was once part of an ancient forest dating back to the 11th century.

The high moorland gives panoramic views across the Cheshire plain towards Shropshire, North Wales and the Peak District. 

Event Grade: Moderate - moderate walks on ground with sometimes rough and uneven terrain and gradients.

Event Terrain: Mostly forest paths with some open moorland with some boggy and rocky sections producing potential trip hazards. (Including small sections of steeper ground)

Start Time: 10.00am   Finish Time: 16.00pm

Meeting Point: Trentabank Ranger Centre, Macclesfield Forest. 

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Car Park: Pay & Display (Coin only). There are toilets at the start of the walk.  

Grid Reference: SJ 961 712  Post Code: SK11 0NS

Near Bus Route: No

Near Rail Station: No

Dogs Allowed:  Dogs on leads allowed.  

Cost: £10 per person aged 18 and above. Children aged 17 and below go free on any suitable event with an accompanying adult and their place must be booked. 

Click the date in the calendar to see how many places are available and to book on.