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Walk leaders : Cliff B. and Colin P.   
Walk details : This is a fairly strenuous 7 mile (11.3 km) walk through some stunning countryside between Shutlingsloe Tor and The Roaches. When the walk was reconnoitred birdlife, particularly Curlews, was abundant. 
After leaving the car park we make a gentle 1.5 mile climb along a rocky track alongside a stream and woodland. The track levels off as we near the Buxton road, which we cross and descend a flight of metal steps into a field. This field slopes steeply down to the River Dane. We follow the riverside path until we reach an ancient Grade II listed Drover’s Bridge, where we will take our refreshment stop. This spot is the meeting point of three counties: Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire. The river forms a series of waterfalls and pools here which are popular with wild swimmers. Unfortunately, we won’t have time for you to take a dip! 
After our refreshment stop we leave the river by taking a steep rocky path. We leave the path, passing through fields to a quite country lane taking us back to the Buxton road. Here we re-cross the road and join a path though fields before entering woods.
As we emerge from the wood onto Clough road we have the opportunity to visit The Crag Inn. The final mile of this walk is along Clough road.
Refreshments: There are no cafes near to the start or on the route so please bring your own food and drink. Please bring plenty of water. There is an option to visit The Crag Inn near to the end of the walk.
Risk assessment : A risk assessment was carried out on 10/06/2022.  A summary of identified risks is below:-
Accessibility – there are a number of styles (irregular, vertical and stone) throughout this walk. There is a set of steep metal steps leading down from the Buxton road from a very narrow path with a sharp drop to one side.

Terrain – the rocky paths have loose stones and larger rocks which are difficult to walk on. Some of the paths are quite rutted and uneven. Walking boots are recommended.

Roads – we will be walking along some quite county lanes. Walkers are asked to walk on the right facing any oncoming traffic where possible.

Livestock – both sheep and cattle graze the fields and moorland and therefore dogs need to be on lead while passing through these please.

Conditions – at this time of year please remember sunblock, a hat and plenty of water.

The walk leaders will remind walkers of any additional risk which may be encountered at appropriate points on the walk. 
Start time and meeting point : The Peak National Park at Clough House car park SK11 0BD at 12 noon. Parking: There is ample free parking at the Peak National Park Clough House car park. 
Directions to the start : From Macclesfield take the A537 Buxton Road. After 3.3 miles, turn right onto Ankers lane, signposted Wildboarclough. At the Stanley Arms Hotel, turn right onto Clough road. After about 2.6 miles, the Peak National Park at Clough House car park SK11 0BD is on the left. Recommend use of What3words to get to the start.