Vintage caravans in Macclesfield Forest

Birdwatch on woodsy trails to Cheshire’s high points or mountain bike on the Peak District’s edge.

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Intake Farm

7 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Alton, Staffordshire, West Midlands
Quirky glamping and nearly wild camping on a farm in Staffordshire
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Butt Farm, Beverley

30 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · East Yorkshire, England
A family-friendly campsite on a working East Yorkshire Farm just outside the market town of Beverley
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Bredon-Vale Caravan and Camping

3 units · Glamping3 acres · Evesham, England
Laid-back glamping near Evesham, overlooking Bredon Hill and the Malverns.
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Belvoir Holidays

13 units · Glamping1 acre · Leicestershire, East Midlands
Luxury bell tent glamping in the grounds of Netflix's most famous castle
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Three Mile Hideaway

2 units · Glamping6 acres · Worcester, Worcestershire, West Midlands
Quirky cabins with hot tubs in woods between Stratford and Worcester
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The Tram - First Class Carriage

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Wales
The Historical Tram, First Class Carriage- Tiny Home with spectacular Views. The Tram is a beautifully restored lower deck first class Tram carriage. This Historic Tram was built by the Wallasey Tram Co. in 1902, offers bespoke holiday accommodation. The Tram is unique & quirky & has lots of original features, a few additions including woodburner, 1 double bed, indoor/outdoor cooking & seating, kitchen, fridge, microwave, bbq, everything you need, veranda with spectacular views down the valley to distant mountains & private garden. Bathroom with flushing loo & hot shower. The Tram once had two spiral staircases at either end which provided access to the top deck, (check photos for what it used to look like) unfortunately, we only have the lower deck, however, the lower deck was the much more opulant first class carriage and this shows in the lovely attention to detail that was created when craftsmen built it in 1902c. Made from wood It has beautiful carving, fret and filigre woodwork inside and lovely beveled glass quarter light windows, many of which still open. We have kept the inside simple to not interfere with the authenticity of this beautiful space. Our Tram was number 75 as found on the back of the door during restoration, however, there is a photo & video of number 78 (the last one they made) all fully restored by the Wallasey Tram Museum on their website. Inside is an open plan space with a glass fronted woodburner, 5’ wide comfy double bed (width of tram is 5’’ 10” so this is the length of bed), mains fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, electric rings for cooking, electric heater, table and chairs, radio, games, OS maps leaflets of things to do in the area, all finished off with silk curtains and LED lighting behind the air vents. 1 original bench seat. Outside under the Veranda is the kitchen with sink, shelving with pots and pans, bins and wooden work surface,. This is all under the verandha that stretches around two sides of the Tram. Led lighting for outside dining with table and chairs, bench & Small patio area with bbq in the front and rear garden where the NEW bespoke flushing loo and hot electric shower is situated in the back garden about 10 feet behind the Tram in its own building. There are spectacular 40 mile views looking East down the Severn valley with mountains on either sides, spectacular sunrises. Ideal for getting away for it all, We are down a long track with no neighbours, only sheep, peace and quiet with spectacular views. Sorry, but we have to have a strictly ‘No Dogs’ policy as we are completely surrounded by sheep! I have two other properties and nearly 500 positive combined reviews for all properties, if you would like to have a browse, The Granary sleeps 6 and Goetre Farmhouse sleeps 13 and I have Superhost status with ABB since 2014.
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Vintage caravans in Macclesfield Forest guide

Overview

Mere miles from bustling Macclesfield town yet with a surprising level of wild serenity, Macclesfield Forest is a small area of conifer forest in an enviable location on the Peak District National Park’s western edge. It constitutes part of the loneliest tract of land in Cheshire, including the county’s highest points, Shining Tor and Shutlingsloe, the latter being walkable from the forest. Meanwhile, the 190-mile Peak District Boundary Walk, bisecting the forest, is the area’s big hike, and there’s great nearby cycling too. Camp west in the gateway village of Sutton Lane Ends or south of Shutlingsloe at Wildboarclough.

Where to go

Sutton Lane Ends & Langley

These two villages comprise the main gateway to the forest to the west, and fall under the same overarching parish. Only a few miles from Macclesfield, a balmy, bucolic vibe pervades. There are several atmospheric pubs and the only organised camping site close to the forest. Continuing east from Langley up Clarke Lane, you’ll quickly reach the Macclesfield Forest’s edge.

Trentabank Reservoir

This reservoir is the heart of Macclesfield Forest, home to the Peak District’s largest heronry, a nature reserve, and visitor centre. Birdwatch or spot other creatures including badgers, weasels, and red deer, get refreshments at the Leather’s Smithy pub, or take to the forest walking and cycling trails. A great walk runs through the forest and up to Shutlingsloe summit.

Tegg’s Nose Country Park

On Macclesfield Forest’s north side is this irresistibly pretty country park, occupying the site of a former quarry and the surrounding steep-sided moors. Climbing and abseiling are big here, and the one-hour Rock’s Trail highlights the area’s geology with a visit to Tegg’s Nose summit. There is also the challenging ‘Grit and Gears II’ mountain bike route, a tearoom, and a visitor centre.

Shutlingsloe

Cheshire’s second-highest hill, Shutlingsloe is linked by footpath across the moor near Macclesfield Forest. Views from the 1,670-foot top are superb—over the Peak District and across most of Cheshire—and the summit is also the highest point on the 190-mile Peak District Boundary Walk. England’s last wild boar was supposedly killed nearby—which is one theory behind the etymology of Wildboarclough, the village below the hill where you’ll find camping and a pub.

South West Peak

The South West Peak region of the Peak District National Park rolls away east of Macclesfield Forest, typically the national park’s least-visited region. It’s a zone loosely bounded by Macclesfield, Buxton, Kettleshulme, and Ilam, mixing barren plateau with fetching lower-lying pasture, while deeply scored cloughs divide the two. Long-distance hikes passing through include the Dane Valley Way and Churnet Way. Wildboarclough and the Manifold Valley make beautiful, quiet camping bases.

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