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Trentabank Reservoir
Species-rich, unimproved, upland, acid grassland. Coniferous plantation surrounding Trentabank reservoir with a large heronry of about 22 pairs.

The reservoir is in Macclesfield Forest, partly in the Peak District National Park, about 3 miles (5km) south east of Macclesfield (O.S. Grid Ref.: SJ962713).

Trentabank  Trentabank Heron

From Macclesfield follow the A523 (Leek road) south for about 0.5 mile and then turn left (Byrons Lane) towards Sutton and Langley. In about 1 mile turn left to Langley. The reservoir is in about 1.5 miles.

Macclesfield Heritage Trail
A tour of the Historic Town of Macclesfield Click here for more information

Gawsworth Hall
Owned, run and much loved by the Richards family, a visit to this charming Tudor manor house makes a delightful day out for all the family. In July and August, there are a wide range of events in the Open Air Theatre.

 Gawsworth Hall

It has been said that to see Cheshire you must see Gawsworth Hall, and on a tour of the house’s historic rooms you will see fine paintings, furniture, sculpture and stained glass. Click for more info

Here are some links to websites about places to go in and around Macclesfield:

Macclesfield Forest

Macclesfield Forest was once the centre of a Royal Forest ....

Gawsworth Hall

Ancient manor house and open-air theatre, a delightful day out for all the family.

Bollin Valley Way

This way marked trail is a linear path from Macclesfield to Partington.

Rainow Village

Calendar, news, education, services, organisations, accommodation and businesses in Rainow.

Hare Hill (National Trust)

Charming wooded and walled garden.

Hare Hill (National Trust)

A collection of photos by Boots n Paws.

Hare Hill (National Trust)

The Gardens Guide website.

Trentabank Reservoir

Wildlife Trust website.

Photography Cafe

A gallery of photographs taken by local photographer Wayne Molyneux.

Anson Engine Museum

Built on the site of the old Anson Colliery this award winning museum has a great deal to offer visitors. Situated on Anson Road, near the Middlewood Way in Higher Poynton.