Author: Rob Slade

ABR’s weekend ride: The Cat and Fiddle (A537)

This week’s featured road is fairly well-known among motorcyclists, drivers and local emergency services, but even so, it still deserves a place on this list.

The Cat and Fiddle (A537) is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in England and there have been many accidents (like in the video below) and road closures along the 12-mile stretch. You shouldn’t let that put you off though, as long as you’re not stupid and careless, you are likely to avoid an accident of your own.

Linking Macclesfield and Buxton, the route runs over the heart of the Peak District taking in amazing views and plenty of tight corners to make it a truly enjoyable ride.

As with many widely-known roads, it can get fairly busy at times so we recommend avoiding the peak hours and heading there early.

How to do it

The road can either be picked up from the eastern end by following the A54 out of Buxton (to the southwest) or it can be joined in Macclesfield and followed out to the east. Part of the way along the road you will find the Cat and Fiddle Inn (where the road got its name surprisingly) where you can stop for food, drink and great views.