A Ride around Shutlingsloe

A Ride around Shutlingsloe

Started at The Hanging Gate pub. Up the hill a little, then left onto a steeper bit. ┬áPassing a stone cross on the left, get to the top and then it’s downhill. Only don’t do as I did, and take a left halfway down – it just goes to a farm!   Instead, continue downhill past a couple of old quarries-turned-carparks, then left into the valley that is Wildboarclough. It’s a great, gentle climb alongside the stream (what is the headwaters of the River Dane, lower down). Then it’s a sharp left and a very steep climb up towards the Chapel. At the top, you can go down on the road into the forest, or left on the bridleway. I went left, and down into Macc Forest. I kept left, down and up, and came out on to the road above Ridgegate Reservoir that heads back up towards the Hanging Gate. Total time: 1hr 15 total distance: 9 miles...