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Walk from Tegg’s Nose to Walker Barn

The walk starts and ends at the Tegg’s Nose Country Park car park. The last time I used this car park, it was 'Pay and Display', with a charge of £1.50. Leave Macclesfield town centre on the A537 road to Buxton. Eventually there is a sign to Tegg’s Nose Country Park along Buxton Old Road. The Visitors Centre and car park are on the right hand side after a few miles. The Visitors Centre has many interesting displays, walking guides, and toilets. There is a cafe, which is open at weekends only, from Easter to September.


Distance: 3.9 miles (6.3 km)
Terrain: Fairly strenuous, along lanes, bridleways, and other footpaths. Several ascents and descents, but not too steep.
Access: Not suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs
Grade: Moderate Walk
Time: 1½ to 2 hours
Ascent: 257 metres
Maps: OS Explorer Map 268, OL24
Start: Tegg’s Nose Country Park.
Grid Ref: SJ 949 732


Route Guide

Tegg’s Nose Country Park is a mixed habitat consisting of open heather moorland, meadows and woodlands. Tegg’s Nose used to be a quarry in Macclesfield of days gone by, and some of the old quarrying machinery is still strewn around the area. Tegg’s Nose Country Park offers splendid views over the patchwork landscape of the Cheshire plain, with distinctive landmarks such as Jodrell Bank and Beeston Castle. The peak of Shuttlingsloe, above the Forest, is seen to the southeast. This picture shows the view over towards Warrilowhead Farm, which is passed during the walk.

The first part of this walk is along the Gritstone Trail, which leads north and crosses the A537 Buxton Road. The Cheshire Gritstone Trail is a long-distance footpath running from Disley in Cheshire to Kidsgrove, just over the border in Staffordshire. The trail is waymarked with yellow discs with a footprint inscribed with a G.

Walker Barn is a small group of houses on the A537 Buxton Road. At one time, one of the buildings was the Setter Dog pub.

Note that Walk 7 can be added onto this walk. Walk 7 takes you on to Rainow and past Lamaload Reservoir before returning to Walker Barn.

Route Details

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