Macc Forest


Macclesfield Forest

The last remnant of the Royal Forest of Macclesfield and now home to red deer.


Macclesfield Forest is managed by United Utilities as part of the water catchment area around four reservoirs in the vicinity. The forest has a herd of red deer and various other wildlife which you may encounter on a visit. The reservoirs are home to many species of wildfowl and Trentabank is home to the largest heronry in the Peak District.

The forest is a working area and as the timber is felled and replanted, the woodland scenery is always in a state of change. As a result, the paths may be closed temporarily, so please follow the forestry waymarked trail numbers at all times.

Our Facilities

  • Picnic site
  • Children welcome
  • Parking with charge
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

How To Find Us

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