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Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk

A classic challenge climbing three Cheshire summits – Tegg’s Nose, Shining Tor and Shutlingsloe.

  • Distance: 16 miles/26km.
  • Ascent: 3077/938m of ascent.
  • Difficulty: Tough!
  • Great For: Hill/challenge walkers who are fit to walk all day with steep ascents
  • Approx Timings: 0900 – 1700. Final confirmation when you book.
  • Start/Finish: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Buxton Old Rd, Macclesfield SK11 0AP.
  • Location Map >

£45.00

SKU Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk Categories ,

Description

Walking from Tegg’s Nose Country Park we climb Tegg’s Nose (1214ft/370m), Shining Tor (1835ft/559m) and Shutlingsloe (1660ft/506m). En route, we take in Macclesfield Forest, Lamaload Reservoir and the Cat and Fiddle Distillery. We traverse stretches of high moorland and rocky outcrops, with terrific views over the Cheshire plains. Lower down, the route passes through woodland and along reservoir tracks – it’s  a challenge walk with variety and beauty!

Additional information

The Walk

Walking from Tegg’s Nose Country Park we climb Tegg's Nose (1214ft/370m), Shining Tor (1835ft/559m) and Shutlingsloe (1660ft/506m). En route, we take in Macclesfield Forest, Lamaload Reservoir and the Cat and Fiddle Distillery. We traverse stretches of high moorland and rocky outcrops, with terrific views over the Cheshire plains. Lower down, the route passes through woodland and along reservoir tracks – it’s  a challenge walk with variety and beauty!

What’s included?

Included
  • Qualified Mountain Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader with Outdoor First Aid Qualifications.
  • Guiding throughout the day with briefing advice and support to ensure your safety.
  • Narrative on local points of interest, wildlife, geology, history and culture.
  • Optional photography of your day which can be shared with you.
  • The option of a free, return lift from a station or bus stop to the start of your walk to encourage sustainable travel. We can only arrange this if we have spare space in our vehicle and the pick-up point is reasonably close to your walk. Ask us when you book.
Not Included:
  • Parking or transport costs associated with your walk.
  • Essential walking kit or food.
  • Navigation equipment and maps for Navigation Courses (we will help if we have spares).

What to Bring

Here’s an Essential Kit Kist for all our walks >

Meeting and Parking

We meet at Tegg’s Nose Country Park Buxton Old Rd, Macclesfield SK11 0AP.

Please Note: 

  • Parking is currently £3 per day.  Please make sure that you have the correct change for the ticket machine as the machine does not give change.
  • You can also pay for parking using card, contactless or with PayByPhone – location code 804704.

 

Please see a Google Map showing the location of the car park here 

Coming by Bus or Train?
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. If you’re arriving reasonably nearby we’ll give you a free lift. Just ask us when you book.

Facilities

There are toilets and a cafe at Tegg’s Nose Country Park.  Macclesfield is five minute’s drive and has shops, supermarkets, hotels, pubs, restaurants, cafe’s takeaways, fuel stations and a train station.  See map here.

Walk Difficulty

This is a Tough Walk.  Here is our walk difficulty guide >

FAQs

We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >

Accommodation

Click here to see a Google map of accommodation near this walks start.

We have also created a page of Peak District accommodation we recommend here >

Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come.  Following The Countryside Code really helps…

Respect:
  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect:
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy:
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
  • Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
  • Contact Us – ask a question or make a suggestion.