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Wildboarclough claims to be where the last wild boar in England was killed. The village is now a quiet backwater, popular with visitors at weekends.

There was a carpet mill which used Clough Brook to power its machinery, but it was largely demolished. It once had the strange distinction of being the largest sub-Post Office in England. Below the mill the bridge bears a commemorative plaque to the flash flood of 1989, which drowned a motorist in his car.

Walkers come to ascend Shutlingsloe, the 'Matterhorn of Cheshire' - which rises 506 metres steeply to the west of the village. Nearby is Blaze Farm where ice cream is made straight from the cows.

Picnic sitePostboxPublic toilets

Children welcome

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Map reference: SJ 983689  Lat: 53.21714 Long: -2.02690

Off the A54 from Buxton towards Congleton

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome