820 Shutlingsloe from Wildboarclough

Shutlingsloe is justly popular and many people know the ascent from Macclesfied Forest, but did you know there's a back door route? Here, high above Wildboarclough on Piggford Moor, all is quiet save for the call of the grouse and curlew. Then, after admiring the extensive summit panorama, you avoid the very steep descent by following a little used footpath which encircles the hillside at an easy angle.

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LOCATION: Wildboarclough, 5 miles south east of Macclesfield
START: Old quarry by road junction
Grid ref: SJ982686 Postcode: SK110BD
DISTANCE: 4 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 118
NOTE: Sorry, no dogs
EN ROUTE: Higher Nabs, Clough Brook

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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