Tegg's Nose Country Park sits on the western flanks of the Pennines overlooking Macclesfield and the Cheshire Plain to the west. Rock and man have created a landscape of dry stone walls and sturdy barns adding to the dramatic character of the steep sided valleys while many of the hill tops are pitted with old quarries.
The former quarry is managed by Cheshire East Council's Countryside Ranger Service. The 54 hectare site boasts fantastic grasslands, heathland and woodland. There is plenty to see and do at Tegg's whatever time of year. You don't have to go far to enjoy exhilarating views; climbing and abseiling available by prior booking, there is a fixed point orienteering course and a self guided Geology trail.
Tegg's Nose Country Park makes the perfect base for walking. The path around the top of the site is as accessible as can be reasonably achieved though there are still some steep gradients. Elsewhere all stiles have been removed but due to the nature of the terrain access will not be suitable for all.
The car park, visitor centre, gallery and Tea Room are at the top of Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield (follow the brown signs for Teggs Nose. Charges are made for car parking (30 mins: free, 30 mins to 1 hour 80p, 1 to 3 hours £2.00, all day £3.00.) The nearest bus stop is one mile away on Buxton Road. Details of bus services are available from Traveline 08712002233. For more information contact the park on 01625 374833.