Shutlingsloe from Trentabank

A short walk in the Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park. Shutlingsloe is known as the Cheshire Matterhorn and offers some excellent views.

Technical sheet
No. 292982
A Sutton (Cheshire) walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 29/05/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 4.81km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 212m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 213m
Highest point Highest point : 480m
Lowest point Lowest point : 267m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Peak District
Location Location : Sutton (Cheshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.237384° / W 2.059966°
Download : -
Bench for resting and a sarnie

Description

(D)The start is the small car park adjacent to the visitor centre at Trentabank (Grid ref. SJ961711). After parking, walk back towards the road and turn right along the footpath that runs parallel to the road. Ignore the first path right and continue a short way further along by the road to reach the second path going right. Take this and start to climb into the woods. Keep straight ahead at the next junction and continue to climb. The end of the woodland is in sight when a track comes in from the right.

(1)Continue ahead here looking out for a signed path on your right to Shutlingsloe. Take this, and leave the forest for High Moor. The path is paved and progress fast and soon you get your first sight of your objective. Reaching a wall, go through the gate and turn right, keeping the wall on your immediate right. This path will lead without any further need for navigation to the summit area. The views are extensive with Shining Tor the highest point in Cheshire, the moors by the Cat & Fiddle pub above Wildboarclough, the Roaches and Tittesworth Reservoir amongst the many scenic highlights.

(2)The return route follows the outward route by staying on the flagged path back to the forest edge and main track. Turn left, bearing right at the first junction to descend to the road. It is worth noting that Trentabank Reservoir is home to a sizeable number of herons and in May you can see the chicks on their nests high in the trees by the edge of the reservoir.(A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 268m - Trentabank visitor centre
1 : km 1.41 - alt. 410m - Leave forest for High Moor
2 : km 2.39 - alt. 480m - Shutlingsloe summit
D/A : km 4.81 - alt. 267m - Trentabank visitor centre

Useful Information

This hill walk is an ideal introduction to the Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park. The route is easy to follow, the ascent is generally not too steep and the scenic rewards from the summit exceptional in fine weather. Known locally as the "Cheshire Matterhorn", Shutlingsloe has a distinctive outline when viewed from certain directions and it is easy to see why it earned this nickname.

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 4
Description quality : 3.5/5
Routemap quality : 4.25/5
Walk interest : 4.25/5


Walker
on Mon 10 Aug 2020 17:59:20 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 10/08/20
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

Good short walk. As mentioned by another contributor, bit of a scramble at the summit, but not too onerous.


Walker
on Mon 06 Jan 2020 09:21:10 CET

Global average : 3.33 / 5

Date of walk : 05/01/20
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Good

A really nice walk but the description as "easy" is a bit of a stretch. The last push to the summit at times requires scrambling with your hands and stepping up very big rocks. Manageable but not easy


Walker
on Mon 10 Jun 2019 09:46:24 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 27/05/19
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

This is a good walk with only a few uphill offering a good view of Trentabank reservoir. The paths are well kept and the directions are clear. I can recommend this walk to anyone in the area.


Walker
on Mon 10 Sep 2018 09:13:03 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 10/09/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

A great short walk with a super view.

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