COVID 19 update
Our recreation site car park and toilets will remain open, following Government guidance. We will continue to monitor this.
Please follow social distancing guidelines, stick to the footpath, and keep a 2 metre distance to ensure the safety of yourself, other visitors and our staff.
Please only visit our recreation sites if you are local to the area.
Please only visit with your household, your bubble, or to meet one other person.
Please act responsibly, stay local and stay safe.Situated east of Macclesfield, Macclesfield Forest is a working forest around a cascade of reservoirs; Trentabank, Ridgegate, Teggsnose and Bottoms. The mixture of water and woodland habitat make Macclesfield Forest an excellent place for wildlife lovers, with red deer and many birds including Heron Broods in Cheshire’s largest heronry, managed by the Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
Ridgegate reservoir was constructed in the late 1800's to supply the town of Macclesfield with drinking water. Tentrabank reservoir followed in the 1920s. The area offers fishing, horseriding, cycling and walking, as well as a section of the Gritstone Trail.