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.