Autumn in the Peaks – Following the Wild Boar Trail

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 23

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There's one very short quite steep ascent to the forest on a quiet lane otherwise, a few gentle climbs and descents which are not particularly strenuous.

Join Rob exploring the hollows, forests and cloughs of the colourful autumn Peak District. This is the first of three walks taking place over Autumn that will explore the Peak District, on the trail of the Wild Boar. 

This circular 8 mile walk offers stunning views and takes us through the varied landscape of Macclesfield Forest and around the village, Wildboar Clough.

Starting in Vicarage Quarry Car Park on the outskirts of the village, we will take the short walk up to Macclesfield Forest. The forest track offers unique views of the reservoirs nestled around Langley, before a gradually climb up Shutlingsloe hill, with its panoramic views over the whole area.

Descending into the peaceful village, Wildboar Clough, we then follow Cumberland Brook, making the gentle climb up Danethorn Hollow and to the infamous 17th Century Pub, now a distillery, The Cat & Fiddle. From here, we can enjoy a pit stop at the nearby Peak View Tea Rooms, for a warming mug of tea and slice of cake!

Descending through Chest Hollow across traditional farmland, we follow the intimate trail of Clough Brook, which leads back to the car park.

With a couple of local pubs close by, The Crag Inn and The Stanley Arms, there will also be the opportunity to for a well-earned refreshment, if there's interest, before heading home.

This is a dog friendly walk, so please feel free to bring you dog/s along. Please note that we will be walking through farmland and dogs may need to be on a lead at these times.

The car park is provided by the Peak District National Park for free. The nearest postcode may not be hundred percent accurate so look out for the Outdoor Lads flag!


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Car Park Clough Road
Car Park Clough Road