Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir

The 'Cheshire Matterhorn' - varied walking with one steep ascent


Route outline for walk ch101:

Ridgegate Reservoir  -  Leather's Smithy  -  Trentabank Reservoir  -  Higher Ridgegate  -  Macclesfield Forest  -  Shutlingsloe  -  Wildboarclough  -  Higher Nabbs Farm  -  Oaken Clough  -  Oakenclough Farm  -  Pot Lords  -  The Hanging Gate  -  The Gritstone Trail  -  Throstles Nest Farm  -  Ridgegate Reservoir




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Shutlingsloe at 506m (1660ft). Shutlingsloe is also known as an English Dewey (171st highest in England, 394th in England & Wales) The summit of Shutlingsloe is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Gritstone Trail, a 56km (35 miles) linear footpath connecting Disley in Cheshire, England with Kidsgrove in Staffordshire, England. The Gritstone Trail is waymarked by a black boot and a yellow G. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Gritstone Trail.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL24 or 268
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 118
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir

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Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - The Leather's Smithy, Ridgegate Reservoir, Langley

The Leather's Smithy, Ridgegate Reservoir, Langley

Photo: Paul Hollingdrake (27)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - High Moor with Croker Hill (mast, far left) from the edge of Macclesfield Forest

High Moor with Croker Hill (mast, far left) from the edge of Macclesfield Forest

Photo: Andrew Mulligan (4)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Nearing the summit of Shutlingsloe

Nearing the summit of Shutlingsloe

Photo: Kevin Goodwin (1)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Shutlingsloe Summit

Shutlingsloe Summit

Photo: Paul Stewart (4)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - The stream in Wildboarclough in spate

The stream in Wildboarclough in spate

Photo: Mark Grindrod (5)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Lane near Wildboarclough

Lane near Wildboarclough

Photo: Paul Stewart (3)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Croker Hill from The Hanging Gate above Pot Lords

Croker Hill from The Hanging Gate above Pot Lords

Photo: Harry Starkey (34)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Looking North from the summit of Shutlingsloe

Looking North from the summit of Shutlingsloe

Photo: David Morecroft (1)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - The Cloud (Cheshire) from Shutlingsloe

The Cloud (Cheshire) from Shutlingsloe

Photo: Andrew Mulligan (7)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Macclesfield Forest (left) and Shining Tor (centre left - on the horizon) from a rather misty Shutlingsloe summit

Macclesfield Forest (left) and Shining Tor (centre left - on the horizon) from a rather misty Shutlingsloe summit

Photo: Tim Hope (19)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - The Leather Smithy, Ridgegate Reservoir

The Leather Smithy, Ridgegate Reservoir

Photo: Tim Hope (17)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Looking towards the Cat and Fiddle from the top of Shutlingsloe

Looking towards the Cat and Fiddle from the top of Shutlingsloe

Photo: Andrew Mulligan (8)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Shutlingsloe from High Moor on the edge of Macclesfield Forest

Shutlingsloe from High Moor on the edge of Macclesfield Forest

Photo: Andrew Mulligan (5)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - In Macclesfield Forest

In Macclesfield Forest

Photo: Tim Hope (15)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Pile of logs in Macclesfield Forest

Pile of logs in Macclesfield Forest

Photo: Paul Hollingdrake (29)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Tegg's Nose from Ridgegate Reservoir, Langley

Tegg's Nose from Ridgegate Reservoir, Langley

Photo: Paul Hollingdrake (28)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - The Roaches and Gun (Staffordshire) from the summit of Shutlingsloe

The Roaches and Gun (Staffordshire) from the summit of Shutlingsloe

Photo: Anthony Waldron (1)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Wildboarclough

Wildboarclough

Photo: Mark Grindrod (7)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Wildboarclough

Wildboarclough

Photo: Mark Grindrod (6)

Walk ch101 Shutlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Ridgegate Reservoir - Macclesfield Forest

Macclesfield Forest

Photo: Andrew Mulligan (3)


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