Teggs Nose Country Park has been one of our go-to places during lockdown! It’s about a mile east of Macclesfield train station on the road out to Buxton. As the road starts to sharply incline, you bear right up a pretty lane with stunning views before turning right into the car park.
Walk for all the family
Our kids are 10, 8 and 4, and this is one of the walks that we find suits us all! If you walk around the top of Teggs Nose on the Country Park Trail, there are grassy hillocks and rocks to climb, and benches in picturesque spots to admire the views. Some days there are climbers there tackling the rock faces, and there is even one outlook with a very cute book nook! There you can choose a story and read until your heart is content with simply fabulous views!
On a great day, you can see as far as Shutlingsloe, Jodrell Bank and Manchester City centre from the trail. It’s about 2.5 miles in total.
If your little ones have more stamina, and longer legs, you can take the steep path down from the car park to the reservoirs below – Teggs Nose Reservoir and Bottoms Reservoir in Langley Village. It’s a tough walk back up, but you can reward yourselves with tea and cake at the tea room afterwards!
Food and Drink
Teggs Nose Tea Rooms is a small family run, tea room situated overlooking the Cheshire Plain. Serving artisan coffee and loose-leaf teas along with light lunch and cakes, all from local high quality ingredients. The cakes were a big hit with the kids! Dog friendly too! I highly recommend as the views are spectacular. There are also picnic benches next to the car park if you prefer to take your own food. Parking charges do apply, but there are no fees to enter the country park. Toilets are in the car park, behind the Tea Rooms.
Tegg’s Nose Visitor Centre
There is a Visitor Centre at the main car park, which provides shelter (handy for changing wet boots at the end of a walk!), toilets, leaflets and information panels about the park.
Climbing and Abseiling facilities are available for use by groups and individuals in the area of the quarry hole, where there is a fixed belay rail. Climbing is not permitted in other parts of the quarry. Pre booking is essential so please visit the Teggs Nose website.
Review written by Vicki Goldblatt