An idyllic country village characterised by its landscape wildlife and endless opportunities for walkers. Its close proximity to the stunning scenery of the Goyt valley is a huge attraction for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Cheshire village of Kettleshulme lies in the Todd Brook valley, with the hills of Charles Head and Windgather Rocks on Taxal Edge rising to over fifteen hundred feet on either side. Located within the Peak District National Park older parts of the village have the additional protection of a Conservation area.
It is located six miles from Macclesfield and two miles from Whaley Bridge. Kettleshulme is a group of small hamlets and many farms clustered around the Macclesfield Whaley Bridge road and occupied by agriculture over many centuries. The population has increased by only about 100 in the past two centuries and now stands at about 350.
Kettleshume St. James Primary School
Tel: 01663 732 502
Tytherington County High School
Manchester rd, Macclesfield
Tel: 01625 610 220
Kings School (Private)
Tel: 01625 620 000
Kettleshulme doesn’t have its own church. The nearest is in Whaley Bridge.
Whaley Bridge Uniting Church
Tel: 01663 732 610
Goyt Valley Medical Practice
Tel: 0844 655 0220
Arden House Medical Centre
Tel: 0844 499 4470
Good links to local villages and towns over country roads. Manchester is 13 miles away.
Bus routes to Disley and Macclesfield run 5 times a day.
Whaley Bridge Station (Manchester – Buxton Line)
The area around Kettleshulme offers good walking. To the north it is quite easy to walk from the village to the Bowstones, an early Christian stone sculpture. From there it is a short walk to Lyme Park. The views from Bowstones house are absolutely spectacular on a clear day. From here you can see the entire surrounding area for 20-30 miles in all directions, including, to the west, the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, at one time the world’s largest radio telescope, to the North-West, the city of Manchester and its airport and to the East, the rest of the High Peak including Kinder Scout, the High Peak’s highest point.
Rock Climbing/Mountain Biking
For the climbing enthusiast, the challenging Windgather Rocks offer a good day’s climbing with substantial parking and magnificent views overlooking the valley. Goyt Valley offers fantastic mountain biking trails for all level of cyclists.
Public sports and leisure facilities
Kettleshume features a large football field, with both large and small goal posts for varying age groups as well as an array of play apparatus for children.
Restaurants & Public House
The Swan Inn
The Swan Inn is a 15th Century pub
Tel: 01663 732 943