Timbersbrook Picnic Area

Timbersbrook Picnic Area,
Car Park off Weathercock Lane
CW12 3PP

Grid reference: SJ895627
Phone: 01260 297237 
Email: rangers@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Site Ranger: Carolyn Sherratt

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  • Free Car Park. Open by 9.00am each day, and closes at 5pm during the winter, and 8.00pm during British Summer Time. 
  • Family Picnic Areas

About Timbersbrook Picnic Area

A peaceful spot where families can picnic on the edge of young woodland. Water from Timbers Brook was once used to power the silk mill and the old Mill Pool is now a locally important breeding pond for toads.

The Gritstone Trail runs through Timbersbrook Picnic Area, just follow the fingerposts and waymark discs with a 'G' in a footprint. The Gritstone Trail is a challenging 56km/35 mile route stretching from Disley to Kidsgrove. See the Gritstone Trail page for more information.

Burdett's map of 1777 has an insignia showing a water wheel at Timbersbrook which may have powered one of the early silk mills using water power from Timbers Brook. By 1820 there were 33 silk mills working in the Congleton area.