Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst Macclesfield
The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Winter challenge is the 31st March 2024
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!
We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.
You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words
You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.
You will receive the following on signing up:
On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal.
Choose from either the original SixPack Metal Medal or the Summer Challenge Wooden Medal.
A picture-postcard, scenic sortie of wonderful trails that takes in magisterial views of, and from, Lyme Park. Our multi-terrain route has ever-changing sections including the gorgeous Ladybrook Valley Interest Trail. There’s far too much to see and enjoy. You’ll just have to do this route again and again!
Located just on the southern edge of Macclesfield, this lovely flat loop will be a huge attraction during the warmer months…it starts and finishes ‘above’ a pub! The meandering Macclesfield canal keeps you company for the first half before a little sortie via Sutton Reservoir and accompanying woodland helps take you homeward bound.
On the outskirts of Macclesfield, this Bollington SixPack route serves up several champagne moments to savour along the way on a very flat route immersed in industrial heritage. Elevated views will elate and the mostly firm surfaced trails will definitely help lift your pace amidst Peak District panoramas. A jolly good route, we say!
Heritage heavy and a richly varied, scenic adventure created around woodland and water. Steady and gentle elevation in the first half is rewarded by some magnificent Peak District vistas. With the route offering constantly rewarding trails throughout, the largely excellent surfaces will get you into a great rhythm. None more so than the return along the Princes Incline and a glimpse back to the area’s industrial past.
A scenic river valley and secret woodland trails are uncovered in this urban greenspace loop on your Macclesfield doorstep. We love finding town and city-based trail routes that give your body, mind and soul a chance to escape the surrounding concrete chaos.
Fun in the forest that will keep you upwardly mobile. At just 5km in length this route, the shortest of the SixPack Macclesfield Challenge, packs quite punch in terms of peaceful paths, tranquil trails and even a hillier highway amidst the timber. It’s a very pretty route that showcases the stunning beauty of the forest and its reservoirs and right on Macclesfield’s doorstep.