Places to Go

There are many parks and other outdoor places to visit in and around Macclesfield. Some local suggestions are listed below. Also, there are links to websites for several other places on the Links page.

Middlewood Way - Linear path from Macc to Marple.

Riverside Park, Beech Bridge, Macclesfield - River Bollin from Macc to Prestbury.

Macclesfield Forest - Walks, biking, and horse riding in the forest.

Tegg’s Nose Country Park - Walks with fine views.

Hare Hill, Over Alderley - National Trust gardens.

West Park, Macclesfield. - playground, bowling green, gardens, skate board area, tennis court, museum, cafe, toilets.

South Park, Macclesfield. - pavilion/cafe, pool (fishing), concrete skate/BMX bowl plaza, childrens play area, 2 bowling greens, 18 hole pitch and putt course, practice basketball hoop, bandstand, open grassland, tennis courts, multi ball court, 2 small 5 a-side/basket/netball areas.

Gawsworth Hall - ancient manor house and outdoor theatre.

Prestbury - village church, shops, restaurants.

Bollington - heritage trails, shops, pubs, restaurants, canal walks.

Alderley Edge - village shops, restaurants, the “Edge”, walks.

Rainow - calendar, news, services, accommodation and businesses.

Wildboarclough - news, community, churches, local history, places to stay.