The very name Tegg's Nose ensnares the imagination and the first time I heard it I had to know what this was all about. There is something about Tegg's Nose Country Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire which draws me there when I need some space, some peace, some thinking time. It is an easy climb, a family walk and can be used as a start of several walks around the wonderful Macclesfield Forest.
So what is Tegg's Nose? Tegg's Nose is a hill to the East of Macclesfield in Cheshire. It does not qualify as a mountain, too short and has a high peak of 1246 feet . It is to the West of the England's Peak District. A Tegg is the Old English word for a sheep aged older than a lamb but younger than a fully grown sheep . The name has a Saxon / Viking sound to me. A Naze ( Nose ) is a promontory, a high land that juts out into the landscape. Hence Tegg's Nose takes its name, a sheep promontory.
Today I took some photos along my walk.
Believe it or not, I live just a few miles from here. How blessed am I !