Today Macclesfield Forest is managed by United Utilities as part of the water catchment area around the reseroirs. 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 reservoirs are home to many species of wildfowl and Trentabank is home to the largest heronry in the Peak District.
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. Open all day every day. Please telephone for more details.
Full Address: Macclesfield , Cheshire , SK11 0NE