London 164 miles

During the Industrial Revolution the road between the silk mills of Macclesfield and the commercial centre of London was known as the Silk Road. Today all that remains is a muddy track across the desolate Peak District moorland, but the old stone milepost has survived to remind us of a once busy road. Walkers pass by on their way to the Cat and Fiddle Pub for a pint or two at the end of the day, and sheep graze as they have done for years. Brilliant sunshine on a day in early November brought out the subtle beauty of this rural landscape.

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