Thursday 8th March 2007

 

A late start meant that I only met two people during this walk into an area which was, with the exception of Shutlingsloe, new to me. The weather was very warm throughout the walk and for the first time this year stopping to eat didn't mean every layer on, instead it was very pleasant sitting in the sun with plenty of signs that spring has arrived early. 

 

Start: Wildboarclough lay-by (SJ 9828 6869)

 

Route: Wildboarclough - Greenway Bridge - Oakenclough - Fernlee - Gritstone Trail - Ridgegate Reservoir -
            Macclesfield Forest - Shutlingsloe (TP) - Wildboarclough

 

Distance: 7.5 miles     Ascent: 462 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 5 minutes 

 

Weather: High cloud, plenty of sunshine and warm.

 

Pub visited: None      Ale Drunk: None

Route Map

 

Wildboarclough

Looking across Wildboarclough from Higher Nabbs. 

 

Birchenough Hill

Birchenough Hill from further up Higher Nabbs.

 

Oaken Clough

Oaken Clough.

 

Oaken Clough.

 

Oaken Clough

Oaken Clough.

 

Piggford Moor

Looking across Piggford Moor to Shutlingsloe.

 

Shutlingsloe

Shutlingsloe.

 

High Moor

Unnamed tarn on High Moor.

 

Fernlee

Dropping off High Moor and heading towards Fernlee.

 

Gritstone Trail

Following the Gritstone Trail with Tegg's Nose on the left and Macclesfield Forest to the right.

 

Tegg's Nose

Tegg's Nose.

 

Ridgegate Reservoir

Ridgegate Reservoir.

 

Macclesfield Forest

Following the track through Macclesfield Forest.

 

Shutlingsloe

The short but steep climb up to Shutlingsloe.

 

Shutlingsloe trig

Shutlingsloe's summit with Shining Tor and Cat's Tor behind the trig.

 

Shutlingsloe trig

In the opposite direction the Roaches are visible.

 

Danethorn Hollow

Danethorn Hollow with Whetsone Ridge behind it.

 

Previous walk Chatsworth Estate 28th February 2007<>Next walk Alport Castles 10th March 2007

 

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