Macclesfield Forest - Shutlingsloe - Wildboarclough - Macclesfield Forest

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This pleasing but initially strenuous walk takes you from the car park near Trentabank Reservoir climbing steadily through Macclesfield Forest and then out onto open moorland. As you cross the moorland you will soon get your first sighting of Shutlingsloe (Cheshire's Matterhorn).

Once on the summit and weather permitting, you will enjoy views of Macclesfield Forest and Shining Tor in a northerly direction, The Roaches and Tittesworth Reservoir to the south and panoramic views across the Cheshire Plain towards Beeston Castle and beyond to the Clwydian Hills, some fifty miles to your west.

After a sharp descent off the summit you will walk around the western side of Shutlingsloe, strolling across rough grazing land, trekking through tranquil cloughs and then returning into Macclesfield Forest along quiet lanes.

England - North England - Cheshire - Peak District


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
3/25/2016 - MARIE IDDON

Did this walk today 25th March 2016.Really enjoyed it. There are now red bucket lids at each stile/gate to show the way across the fields from waymark 14 to 17.

12/1/2013 - Kelson Campbell

Hi, great walk, completed 1/12/13 at Waymark 18 there is now a handrail to clearly mark the steps in the wall

1/25/2013 - John Wright

This is the third time I have walked Shutlingsloe over the past 2 months. I love the area and the views are fantastic. The last time was on 24th January, loads of snow but great non-the-less. For a nice half day walk this is highly recommended

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