Around Henbury

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Henbury Village is in a fantastic location in the midst of rolling Cheshire countryside, about two miles west of Macclesfield, and on the doorstep of the Peak District. It lies within easy reach of other local towns and villages, such as Alderley Edge and Prestbury which are just ten minutes away, Wilmslow fifteen minutes away and Knutsford twenty minutes away. All of these offer a huge variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Macclesfield provides comprehensive shopping facilities, cafes, library, leisure centre, a small cinema, museums and the famous Treacle Market. See Visit Macclesfield for much more info.

The Cheshire Cycleway passes through the village, and there are many scenic and quiet lanes around the village.

Redesmere — is a beautiful 25 acre lake just 10 minutes away from Henbury. Home to Redesmere Sailing ClubRYA Club of the Year 2016. A friendly, family orientated club, providing a wide range of activities to suit all ages and levels of skill.

The National Trust have several sites very close to Henbury:
Hare Hill
Nether Alderley Mill
Alderley Edge

Gawsworth Hall and Capesthorne Hall are both nearby and hold events and festivals during the year, including open-air theatre at Gawsworth.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre — just 10 minutes away — home to one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, and a fascinating family day out.

Henbury Hall lies within the village, amidst fabulous landscaped gardens which are open to the public once a year.

Walking routes abound, including a series of specific walks around Henbury. See here.

There are great transport links including:

  • Manchester Airport (12 miles).
  • Wilmslow and Macclesfield (3 miles) stations for fast services to London (1 hour 45 minutes) and Manchester.
  • Buses direct from Henbury to Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Manchester.