Start – Wildboarclough car park SJ987698, Distance – 14km, Ascent – 650m, Time – 4hr 35min plus stops.
A short-ish walk over the quiet and seldom visited Piggford Moor, starting with a customary climb over Shutlingsloe. Piggford Moor is accessed by a gate in the wall on the Macclesfield Forest side of Shutlingsloe. The path follows the wall back past Shutlingsloe before bearing right through another gate and down to cross Sheepsclough Gutter. It then follows the boundary of the moorland along a broad and obvious track before delivering you onto the minor road. The rest of the route follows obvious paths and roads through the southern edge of Macclesfield Forest, then climbs up to the viewpoint of Nessit Hill and back to the car park. The end of the route includes a diversion along the minor road and past Crag Hall, rather than following the outward path back to the start, mainly because this road offers some of the best views across to Shutlingsloe as it skirts the opposite hillside. See, some thought does go into these routes!