Activities and information - Tegg's Nose Country Park
Parking charges suspended
Parking charges in Cheshire East-run car parks have been temporarily suspended as part of a number of service changes made in response to Covid-19, this only applies to car parks operated by Cheshire East Council
We are taking all possible steps in the fight against Covid-19 and have taken this decision to support keyworkers and to help prevent the risk of spreading the disease through contact.
People who use Ringo to pay parking charges by mobile phone need not pay either and should be alerted to this by the app on their phone. We have contacted Ringo to inform them of this decision.
Annual car parking permit applications for Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Tegg’s Nose Country Park and Nelson Pit are not being processed because car park charges have been suspended. Please do not submit an application form until car park charging recommences.
Car park charges
Car park charges
|Car park permit type||Charges|
| Up to 30 minutes
| 1 hour
| 1 to 3 hours
| 3 to 10 hours
|Blue badge holders
Annual permit for the car park
Please note the new charge from April 1 2020
An annual permit which allows the holder to park a vehicle in this car park and at the car parks at both Nelson Pit Visitor Centre and Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve
Please note the new charge from April 1 2020
What to do if you change one (or both) of the vehicles shown on your Annual Parking Permit
Please send your existing parking permit, together with a covering letter giving details of the new registration number(s) and the one(s) which has/have been replaced, to:
Technical Support Officer
Cheshire East Borough Council
Countryside Ranger Service
There is no charge for this and the new (replacement) permit which will have the same expiry date as your existing one.
Please also remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope for your new permit to be sent to you, as we are unable to pay return postage.
Car park opening hours
The car park is open 24 hours a day. Charges apply between 10.00am and 10.00pm. No overnight parking permitted.
Please make sure that you have the correct change for the ticket machine as the machine does not give change. You can pay for parking using card, contactless or via the Ringo app (RingGo code 5741).
RingGo allows you to pay for your parking without having to visit a parking meter - you just need a mobile phone and a payment card.
To apply for a Tegg’s Nose only parking permit
Please download, complete and return the Tegg's Nose annual permit application form (PDF, 244KB).
Alternatively you can apply for an annual permit which allows the holder to park a vehicle in this car park and at the car parks at both Nelson Pit Visitor Centre and Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve.
An annual permit can be applied for by downloading, completing and returning the NPVC , TNCP and BHLNR multi site parking application form (PDF, 326KB)
Please note that existing permit holders also need to complete and return the above form if they wish to renew their permit.
There is no cycling within Tegg's Nose Country Park, however the 'Grit and Gears II' mountain bike ride begins from the main car park and takes you on an alternative challenging route over wild terrain. Highlights include the bridleway ride to Danebower Hollow from the Cat and Fiddle pub, the beautiful descent through the Cumberland Brook valley and leisurely ride along Wildboarclough.
If you are visiting the park, or Tegg's Nose Tea Room, there are bike racks available, next to the visitor centre, which will allow you to lock up your bike as needed.
Tegg's Nose Visitor Centre
There is a Visitor Centre at the main car park, which provides shelter (handy for changing wet boots at the end of a walk!), toilets, leaflets and information panels about the park.
Tegg's Nose Tea Room
A small family run, tea room situated on the edge of the Peak District overlooking the Cheshire Plain. Serving artisan coffee and loose-leaf teas along with light lunch and cakes, all from local high quality ingredients. Dog friendly to friendly dogs.
Open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve - 9.00am to 5.00pm. Find out more by visiting the Tegg's Nose Tea Room Facebook page.
Tegg's Nose Gallery
Following on from the successful 'Shaped by Stone' exhibition, as part of the Barnaby Festival, the Ranger Service are offering this small gallery space to local artists, photographers and schools.
If you are interested in finding out more please don't hesitate to contact the Ranger at Tegg's Nose Country Park by email or phone. Contact details can be found on this page.
Climbing and abseiling at Tegg's Nose
Climbing and Abseiling facilities in the quarry are available for use by groups and individuals in the area of the quarry hole, where there is a fixed belay rail. Climbing is not permitted in other parts of the quarry.
Because of limited space both at the top and base of the climbing wall, we operate a booking system to try to prevent too many people using the wall at any time. Groups or individuals who want to use the climbing facilities should initially complete the appropriate booking form and then send it to the email address at the bottom of this page.
In the case of organised groups we are obliged to check qualifications and insurance of instructors, as detailed in the booking form, and paper copies should be sent to the Rangers office. Please ring the Ranger office on 01625 374833 for more information.
Orienteering is an activity which takes place in a variety of locations all over the UK from local parks to woodlands and open country. It involves following a set route through the area concerned using a specially drawn, coloured map with considerable detail and information.
Tegg's Nose Country Park is host to a permanent orienteering course. Permanent Orienteering Courses are set up using wooden posts or plaques as control markers. There are usually short, easy courses for beginners with controls at path junctions. Further courses progress through a range of map reading skills to find controls a short distance from paths and finally in more remote locations.
You can do a Permanent Orienteering Course any time you wish simply by purchasing a Map Pack which contains a map and instructions. You will also need a pen, outdoor clothing and trainers. No other costs are involved. Maps packs can be purchased from the Ranger on site or prior to your visit via the Greater Manchester Orienteering Activities website. Packs cost £1 to purchase. You can also purchase a map on site at the Tegg's Nose Tea Room.
The full details of the Permanent Orienteering Course within the park can be found on the Tegg's Nose Country Park listing page on the Greater Manchester Orienteering Activities website.
Tegg's Nose - Regionally Important Geological/Geomorphological Site (RIGS)
Tegg's Nose has been designated as a Regionally Important Geological/Geomorphological Site or RIGS. More information on RIGS can be found on the Natural England website.
Tegg's Nose rocks! Geology trail
Take a walk around the summit of Tegg's Nose Country Park and learn some rocky facts
Get rocking with some amazing geological facts along the Tegg's Nose Rocks Trail. The Tegg's Nose Rocks Trail is a circular walk around Tegg's Nose summit and quarries and is approximately 3.2 km / 2 miles long. The points of interest are numbered on the map on the back of the leaflet and on the trail by a marker post at each location.
The Trail will take you about 1 hour to complete, unless you linger longer to ponder on some of the amazing facts behind the features in the landscape. You can pick up the trail leaflet in the Tegg's Nose Country Park visitors centre or download it - Tegg's Nose Rocks leaflet (PDF, 5.76MB).
For younger visitors to the park we have provided an alternative trail, using the same marker posts, for them to follow. Help 'Danny the Dragonfly' find the missing word on the 'Tegg's Nose Rocks! Letter Hunt'. The A4 letter hunt can be collected from the visitors centre.
Launched in 2013, this self guided trail around the summit of Tegg's Nose Country Park was part funded by the Geologists Association's 'Curry Fund'. The Curry Fund exists to support a variety of causes such as facilitating geological publications, including film, video and television productions, geological conservation.
Tegg's Nose armchair walks
Now available to download - The Tegg's Nose Armchair Walks are for people who enjoy the countryside but are not able to easily get out, or perhaps for everyone on a dark winters evening.
Relax on a comfy chair and listen to Cheshire East Countryside Rangers describe Tegg’s Nose Country Park, its views, geology and wildlife.
After downloading transfer to a portable media player using appropriate software or listen via software on your computer.