The Cat and Fiddle Road – MotoGoLoco Classics

9th December 2014 by  in MotoGoLoco Classic Motorcycle Routes

The Peak District’s most famous of biking roads – the Cat and Fiddle.

The Cat and Fiddle Road map

The (in)famous A537 road between Macclesfield and Buxton, passing the Cat and Fiddle inn at the summit (hence the name) is often referred to as Britain’s Most Dangerous Road, the fact remains that it is a fantastic, albeit challenging ride.

Cat and Fiddle pub

The road starts in Buxton just north of the Buxton Opera House and follows the A53 through the town’s western outskirts joining the A54 at Ladmanlow. The road then climbs through a series of sharp bends onto the flatter moorland of Goyt’s Moss before running as the A537 in a fairly straight line until you reach the Cat and Fiddle Inn (England’s second highest pub) at an altitude of 1,690 feet / 520m.

From the Cat and Fiddle Inn you begin your descent into Macclesfield via a seemingly endless series of sharp (and in many cases blind) bends.

It’s a beauty of a road which has, unfortunately, earned it’s unenviable reputation – however stay sharp and focused and it’s a thoroughly enjoyable ride.

Route Map & GPS Files

> View/download the route map and transfer it to your GPS device here


> Find a MotoGoLoco endorsed bike friendly place to stay nearby


> Live weather cam from the Cat & Fiddle pub


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