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Wildboarclough former Post Office
Wildboarclough former Post Office
Wildboarclough's claim to fame is as the place where the last wild boar in England was killed, allegedly. The village is now a quiet backwater in the upper reaches of Clough Brook, sandwiched between the uplands of the Macclesfield forest to the west and Danebower to east. It is a popular area with visitors at weekends. The large house of Crag Hall is the country seat of Lord Derby and there was once a carpet mill which used Clough Brook to power its machinery. The mill was largely demolished but the administration block remains, a fine building which once had the strange distinction of being the largest sub-post office in England. Below the mill the bridge over Clough Brook bears a commemorative plaque to the flash flood of 1989, which drowned a motorist in his car here.

On the road below the main village there is the Crag Inn, a pub which is much frequented by the walkers who come to ascend Shutlingsloe, the 'Matterhorn of Cheshire' - a shapely conical peak which rises steeply to the west of the village. Though Shutlingsloe looks impressive from the valley of Clough Brook, at 506 metres it's really little more than a pimple, but it provides a stiff climb to the summit and a great viewpoint.

Shuttlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Allgreave
0 - Shuttlingsloe and Wildboarclough from Allgreave
Shuttlingsloe from Wildboarclough
1 - Shuttlingsloe from Wildboarclough
Shuttlingsloe - view to The Roaches
2 - Shuttlingsloe - view to The Roaches
Wildboarclough - the former Post Office
3 - Wildboarclough - the former Post Office

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