Grade: Easy walking
Distance: 300 metres / ¼ mile, circular walk, signposted from the car park
Time: 15 – 30 minutes, plus time to enjoy the views over the reservoir
Start: Trentabank Visitor Centre near Langley
Map: OS Explorer 268. Postcode for satnav: SK11 0NS
Terrain: Generally level yet uneven paths with some loose material
Macclesfield Forest is the last remnant of the Royal Forest of Macclesfield and is now a working forest managed by United Utilities. Situated within the Peak District National Park, the forest is mainly pine with a native broad leaf tree planting programme. The forest is home to a herd of red deer and the Trentabank Reservoir is host to a number of wildfowl species and the largest heronry in the Peak District.
Access: Macclesfield Forest is situated to the east of Macclesfield. The Trentabank car park is accessed from the A523 via Langley. Postcode for satnav: SK11 0NS. A minibus-accessible pay and display car park is available. 3 designated bays are available for disabled parking and blue badge holders can park free of charge. The nearest public transport is by bus to Langley 2.5km /1½ miles from the visitor centre.
Toilets: Toilets are available including an accessible toilet with a RADAR lock.
Full Address: Trentabank Visitor Centre , Langley , Macclesfield , Cheshire , SK11 0NS