Macclesfield forest

There are four reservoirs in the vicinity with Ridgegate and Trentabank reservoirs providing Macclesfield town with drinking water. The forest has a herd of red deer and various other wildlife which you may encounter on a visit.

The forest is a working area and as the timber is felled and replanted the woodland scenery is always in a state of change. As a result, the paths may be closed temporarily, so please follow the forestry waymarked trail numbers at all times.

  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Macclesfield Forest 01260 252268

  • Toilets
  • Dog Walking

Macclesfield Forest is situated east of Macclesfield and west of the Goyt valley. The A537 is to the North and the A54 to the South.

Opening times: Open all day every day.

Macclesfield Forest Directions

Reservoir safety

Reservoir safety

Every year, people are injured or die while swimming in reservoirs. Stay safe, stay out.

Did you know?

  • Trentabank is home to the largest heronry in the Peak District.

Leather Smithy Pub

Leather Smithy Pub

On the edge of Ridgegate reservoir, a popular haunt with walkers, cyclists & fishermen.

Macclesfield Flyfishers'

Macclesfield Flyfishers'

Find out more about how to fish at Ridgegate reservoir with Macclesfield Fly Fishers Club.

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