For our new Weekend Walks articles we will be focusing on countryside escapes for a day out less than 1 hours drive from Manchester, the first in the series is Tegg's Nose, Macclesfield.
Situated an easy and straight forward 35-45 minutes drive south of Manchester and through Macclesfield you’ll find Buxton Old Road, leading to a whole raft of walks, reservoirs and all important cafe / pub pit stops.
Tegg’s Nose has a £2 car park and a brilliant cafe serving everything from a weekly special filter coffee through to home made soup with sourdough and gluten free rose water polenta cake, perfect. Starting from the car park there are various walks available, most of our series will concentrate on the under 2 hour routes over approx 2-3 miles, the terrain of course will vary.
Out of the car park entrance and left takes you up the main walking start for most of the routes, we opted to head up and into the Quarry area, down into Tegg’s Nose Reservoir and back around in a circular ending at the most important bit, the cafe. Here is a link to the walk page with the route and map, really easy to follow and great on a clear crisp day. The views out from the view point at the top of the quarry are fantastic, see pano below.
Tegg’s Nose Walk 1 is really accessible, plenty of people had small children and at 2.5 miles it was just the right length, taking the hill into consideration, to end feeling like you’d achieved something and earned the coffee and cake.