Macclesfield Forest is a forest in Cheshire East close to the old silk mill town of Macclesfield . The forest has four reservoirs. Ridgegate and Trentabank provide drinking water to Macclesfield, Stockport and Congleton.The forest was once owned by the Earl of Chester.
Cheshire's highest hills are close by, Shining Tor which stands at 559 metres and Shutlingsloe at 509 metres. They overlook the forest. Shutlingsloe gets its name from the Celtic Tribe the 'Shutta' and Lowe meaning hill or mound. Tor is the local word for the top of a high hill.