12/02 – Shutlingsloe and Tegg’s Nose

For our first longer walk of 2017 we’ll be heading to the Royal Forest of Macclesfield, a former hunting reserve of the Earls of Chester. We’ll ascend two separate hills on the walk, the ‘Matterhorn of Cheshire’ (Shutlingsloe) and Tegg’s Nose (Tegge being an early Norse settler and nose referring to it’s location). The walk will start at the Trentabank Reservoir car park, parking is £4.50 for the day. There is some free parking on the roads nearby so feel free to find another space but meet in the main car park at 10:30. First we’ll head to the summit of Shutlingsloe, before retracing our steps back into the forest. Via a combination of farmers fields and forest we’ll circle the perimeter of the forest and find somewhere for lunch. As we exit the forest Tegg’s Nose should become clear, we’ll zig zag to the Tegg’s Nose Country Park visitor centre, then up the ridge to the summit. To finish the walk we’ll descend the hill and follow the reservoirs back to the car park.

Walk Date
12 Feb 2017
Calendar File
8.5 miles
627 metres
OS Maps

The Plan

- 10:00 : Meet at the Trentabank Reservoir car park
- 10:15 : Start Walk
- 12:45 - 13:15 : Lunch in the Forest
- 15:30 : Finish Walk

The Kit

- Clothes suitable for the conditions
- Waterproof coat
- Suncream (optimistic)
- Walking boots
- Rucksack (to carry stuff)
- Lunch
- Water (at least 1L each)

- A good attitude