Explore Macclesfield... Our Great Town
A hugely diverse shopping district of independent shops, retail parks and high street stores, offering something for everyone.
Great local produce on your doorstep including local restaurants, bakeries, and breweries.
With plenty of hills and descents, there’s nothing better than experiencing great scenery, and the great outdoors!
Being just under 2 hours from London, there’s no better escape!
Macclesfield is the perfect base for your outdoor adventure.
Whether you’re an experienced mountain biker, rambler, rock climber or a family looking for an active weekend break; countryside, parks, rivers, canals, reservoirs and woodlands await you.
Within easy reach by train or car from London, the North and Midlands, Macclesfield is perfectly situated as a base for your outdoor getaway.
So much to see and do...
RIDING IN MACCLESFIELD, MACCLESFIELD WHEELERS
Local cycling group, Macclesfield Wheelers explains the best locations to ride, in and around Macclesfield. Macclesfield Wheelers are a group of friendly riders who organise rides each week. With plenty of hills and descents, there’s nothing better than experiencing great scenery, and enjoying the great outdoors on a Sunday morning!
MOUNTAIN BIKING IN MACCLESFIELD
Local mountain bikers tell us why Macclesfield Forrest is a great location to ride in, with a range of trails and many nearby locations – it is a brilliant day out and is suitable for all abilities!
THE BEST BIKING TRAILS IN MACCLESFIELD, MACCYCLES
Andy Podmore, owner at Maccycles tells us about the best biking trails in Macclesfield. With some brilliant climbs, descents and trails, they are some of the best in the area! Not to mention, if you’re a keen road biker there are some tremendous routes. Why not jump on the train from London Euston, bring your bike and explore the amazing scenery Macclesfield has to offer?
MACCLESFIELD CYCLE TRAILS
Are you planning your next outdoor adventure? Perhaps a long bike ride through the stunning Macclesfield countryside? if you’re looking for the best places for cycling in the U.K, we have you covered.
Macclesfield is the perfect location for a day’s cycling with rolling hills and plenty of places to re-fuel with food and drink, there’s no better place for a day’s riding in beautiful surroundings.
Known as the home of British Cycling Team, Macclesfield provides incredible routes for road cyclists and challenging trails for those who enjoy mountain biking.
Why not stop off at a few of our recommended locations to eat, drink and shop along the way?
Remember, being in the great outdoors and being active can have a positive impact on mental and physical health.
If you are looking for shorter and more family friendly trails that surrounds the town, view the Macclesfield Town Council Macc Trails Booklet.
Explore Macclesfield and the Peak District by foot, with some of the most scenic views in the UK.
With panoramic sights reaching as far as Liverpool and the Welsh Hills on a clear day, make Macclesfield your one stop destination for the ultimate walking weekend.
With some of the most beautiful walking trails the UK has to offer, Macclesfield provides the perfect home for the keen rambler, active families and couples to stretch their legs and take on the fantastic heritage trails and country walks the town has to offer.
DAYS OUT WITH THE KIDS
Planning a day out with the kids? Macclesfield has a variety of child-friendly activities and attractions for all the family to enjoy.
An all time family favourite in the immediate vicinity is Tegg’s Nose Country Park. A stunning park in the heart of Cheshire, the dry stone walls and study barns add to the dramatic character of valleys and steeply sided valleys and old quarries. On a clear day, you can also see Liverpool’s Cathedrals and Welsh hills beyond. Tegg’s Nose Country park has received a Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor.
With popular stalls that sell food, drink, jewellery, odds and ends, the bustling monthly Treacle Market in Macclesfield is home to many hidden gems. Each market is hosted on the last Sunday of each month.
If you’re visiting Macclesfield for a family outing, Macclesfield Forest is a place of stunning natural beauty. Whether you are walking or mountain biking, you can experience amazing views across the Peak District and towards Cheshire’s highest point, Shining Tor.
Enjoy a delightful walled garden, parkland and woodland at the National Trust’s Hare Hill. Enjoy Charles Brocklehurst’s informal garden as it comes alive in spring. The walled garden has been restored in line with Brocklehurst’s vision. On warm days, enjoy following the hare trail through the woods, followed by a picnic. Autumn provides a great opportunity for invigorating walks around the garden and surrounding parkland.