Tegg's Nose and Shutlingsloe: A Hike in the Central Peaks

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Feb 24

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This hike is about 14km (8.5 miles) with ~600m of ascent. While there's nothing particularly difficult on this walk, due to the time of year, it may be very wet and muddy, so good footwear is needed.

Join Outdoor Lads for a winter ramble through the central Peak District; taking in beautiful panoramas, atmospheric forests and old remote churches, followed by a trip to the local country pub.

Points of interest on the route:

Tegg's Nose Country Park: Formerly a sandstone quarry, the park now offers a large network of trails on the border of the Peak District.  We'll hike up to the parks highest point, giving us great views over Cheshire & Greater Manchester.

Macclesfield Forest: A historic royal hunting forest that was owned by the Earl of Chester; Macclesfield Forest is now a mix of planted coniferous and native deciduous woodlands, and home to many bird and animal species. We'll pass through different parts of the forest, including a visit to St Stephen's Church , the "Forest Chapel", which has been on the edge of the forest since 1673.   

Shutlingsloe: At 506m, the perhaps hyperbolically nicknamed '"Cheshire Matterhorn", is a distinctively shaped hill south east of Macclesfield Forest and the highest point of our walk. The ascent isn't too long but is very steep, so we'll take our time with this section. Once on top, we'll be greeted with spectacular views of the rest of the Peak District National Park, much of Cheshireand Greater Manchester, and even as far as The Clwydian Range in North Wales. 


Other Infomation:

Dog Suitability 

Dogs are welcome, though will need to be on leads if we go through any fields with livestock. There are also several stiles they may need lifting over.

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