Macclesfield Forest is situated east of Macclesfield and west of the Goyt valley. The A537 is to the North and the A54 to the South.
The forest is a working area and as the timber is felled and replanted the woodland scenery is always in a state of change. As a result, the paths may be closed temporarily, so please follow the forestry waymarked trail numbers at all times.
There are four reservoirs in the vicinity with Ridgegate and Trentabank reservoirs providing Macclesfield town with drinking water. The forest has a herd of red deer and various other wildlife which you may encounter on a visit. The reservoirs are home to many species of wildfowl and Trentabank is home to the largest heronry in the Peak District. Please don't forget that reservoirs can be dangerous and the strongest swimmer can quickly get into serious trouble.
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