Chance to work in beauty spot

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

FED up with the of­fice grind? Fancy work­ing in one of the most beau­ti­ful places in Cheshire?

The op­por­tu­nity of a life­time has emerged to run a new cafe in Tegg’s Nose Coun­try Park.

Cheshire East Coun­cil, which man­ages the vis­i­tors cen­tre where the busi­ness will be based, is look­ing for a part­ner to cap­i­talise on the tens of thou­sands of vis­i­tors who travel to the beauty spot ev­ery year.

Coun­try­side Ranger Martin James, who is based at the site, said the chance of open­ing a cafe is the op­por­tu­nity of a life­time.

He said: “With views tak­ing in Macclesfield For­est, Shut­lingsloe, Sut­ton Com­mon and the Macclesfield Canal, Tegg’s Nose is ar­guably one of the most stunning places to work.

“An es­ti­mated 47,000 vis­i­tors come to the area each year and we put on around 40 events each year to en­cour­age peo­ple to come to the area.

“This place is teem­ing with peo­ple on the week­ends and in hol­i­days. A busi­ness would thrive here sell­ing teas, cake, soups and lunches.”

The coun­cil started a ten­der­ing process ear­lier this year and has al­ready had in­ter­est from ex­pe­ri­enced cater­ers and first timers.

It is now run­ning an open day on June 6 to meet more prospec­tive cafe own­ers.

Martin said: “We haven’t had a work­ing cafe here for about 14 years. There is a kitchen area and large room, and we have in­stalled a log-burning stove, but this is very much a blank can­vas.

“We are look­ing for some­one cre­ative and imag­i­na­tive who will make it a suc­cess.”

Tegg’s Nose used to be a quarry which pro­duced a sand­stone that paved many of Macclesfield’s roads.

Quar­ry­ing fi­nally ended in 1955 and some of the old ma­chin­ery is still strewn around the area.

Now a land­scape of moor­land, mead­ows, wood­land and a reser­voir, Tegg’s Nose is a nat­u­ral won­der­land and home to an abun­dance of wildlife.

It’s not just walk­ers who use the area, it is well used for cy­cling, horse rid­ing, fish­ing, and rock climb­ing.

If you are in­ter­ested is tak­ing a look at the vis­i­tors’ cen­tre, drop in on Satur­day, June 6, from 10am to 1pm. For more de­tails call 01625 374833.

Tony Carter

●● El­bow’s Richard Jupp with, from left, Rowan Sut­ton, Ted Buck­well, Freya Shaugh­nessey and Bryn Barker.

●● Teggs Nose Coun­try Park

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