Singletrack Issue 77 Extras: Macclesfield Forest Route Guide

October 22, 2012

For the Issue 77 route guide, our Jenn headed to the in-between world that is Macclesfield Forest. Sandwiched with the metropolis of Manchester on one side and the Peak District on the other, it’s a sometimes overlooked playground for mountain bikers. You can read the full route guide in the magazine when it arrives on the 25th October but in the meantime Singletrack Subscribers can download both a PDF map and GPX route guide…

"Give thanks for disc brakes, because your old Mavic X717s wouldn’t have lasted more than a few wet months here."

“Macclesfield Forest is one of those not-forests. Yes, there are trees there. The place is thick with them in parts. Mostly close to the car parks. But when you’re visiting on two wheels you’ll not find much of the good stuff among the trees. When riders say ‘Macc Forest’, they actually mean the swathe of hill behind it, which rises up from the Cheshire plain before blurring into the edge of the Peak District, that has very few trees on it at all. This can be confusing to a newcomer, looking for a forest. But there is riding to be had in abundance, which is where we come in.”

Download GPX Route

Download PDF Map

The mighty Macclesfield Forest


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