Our walk was planned and followed the supplied map provided at the small visitor centre at in the Macclesfield forest, The walking routes are colour coded which makes it easier for planning ahead.
information on walks in the Macclesfield Forest can be found on the link- http://www.macclesfield-forest.co.uk/
Our walk was to take us up and over the hill of Shutlingsloe at a height of 506 m (1,660 ft.) and known as the Cheshire Matterhorn, due to its steep-sided and distinctive profile which stands out for miles.
Shutlingsloe commands excellent views over Cheshire, and as far as Manchester, the north wales mountains and even as far as the Bridden hills on the Powys/Shropshire border.
The Macclesfield forest is home to a herd of red deer and the Trentabank Reservoir is host to a number of wildfowl species and the largest heronry in the Peak District. Access: Macclesfield Forest is situated to the east of Macclesfield. The Trentabank car park is accessed from the A523 via Langley. Postcode for satnav: SK11 0NS.