28 November 2021
Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.
Shutlingsloe isn’t the highest or hardest summit but is one that most closely resembles a child’s drawing of a mountain. At 506m it also one of the highest points in Cheshire only exceeded by hills to its east, Shining Tor etc. We reach this peak from Teggs Nose Country Park by a mix of farm and forest tracks, field paths, moorland and rocky peaks. Skirting Macclesfield Forest we reach moorland with gritstone flags and wooden duckboards. A final step staircase leads us to the summit of Shutlingsloe (506m) with a trig point as well as a view indicator.
After a steep descent past rocky outcrops the path levels out and leads us to Wildboarclough. From here we follow along Clough Brook crossing farmland to reach the Gritstone Trail which leads us to Teggs Nose and Bottoms reservoirs. From here through Teggsnose Wood we start the steep ascent to reach Teggs Nose (380m) with its interesting quarry remains and fine views. From the summit we have a short walk along the Gritstone Trail back to the carpark.
Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions
Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/
Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped
Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency
If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.
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The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.