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Walk leader : David R         
Walk details : Shuttlingsloe Tor at 1187ft commands excellent views over the western side of the Peak District and the Cheshire Plain as far as the Clwyd hills in North Wales. On a clear day you can see the enormous Mark 1 radio telescope at Jodrell Bank. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Matterhorn of Cheshire’ the hill is actually lower than the Cat and Fiddle Inn.

The walk is just over 5.9 miles and is moderate to challenging. Most walkers of reasonable fitness will be able to manage it ok and we will walk at a comfortable pace.

Dogs are welcome but please make sure your dog is on a lead when we pass through fields with livestock in them.

Please wear sturdy footwear as the paths can be rough and uneven and muddy if it has been wet.

We start the walk along a lane so please be aware of any traffic.  We continue over fields, climbing over two stiles as we ascend a fairly steep path to join a quiet lane where we enter Macclesfield Forest. 

We will pause at the picnic area where a mobile catering van is often parked selling delicious cakes, coffee and tea etc.

After our break we continue into the forest and ascend a steep path leading to open moorland. The final part to the summit sees us climbing steep stone cut out steps.

At the top we will have our refreshment stop whilst taking in the fabulous views. 

We make our decent on the other side of the Tor down stone steps. 

We pass through fields where there may be livestock and eventually we reach a country lane leading back to the car park.  

There is a pub we might call at depending on the consensus of the group.         
Risk assessment : A risk assessment was carried out on 24/04/2022.  A summary of identified risks is below:-
Roads – Walking along country lanes please be aware of traffic and stand to the side to give way when required.

Terrain – The paths may be slippery because they consist of pebbles and scree in places. The paths could be slippery and muddy if it has been wet. The path leading to the Tor consists of stone boulder steps both on the way up and down, so please take your time and take care.

Accessibility – There are two stiles to climb over so take care here.

Livestock – Dog walkers please keep your dog on a lead when required passing through fields with livestock (mainly sheep)

Please be courteous to other walkers and allow them room to pass.                              
Start time and meeting point : The walk will start at 12.30. Meeting point is Vicarage Quarry car park which is free to park in. .Nearest postcode is SK11 0BE         
Directions to the start : From Macclesfield follow the signs for the A537 to Buxton (Cat and Fiddle road) 

You will come to a sign on the right Ankers Lane/Wildboarclough follow this downhill and turn to the right by the Stanley Arms pub where the road bends. 

Keep on this road for 1.2 miles there is a small car park on the right at Vicarage Quarry Car Park free, Wildboarclough  Grid Ref  SJ 984706  Nearest postcode SK11 0BE.