Lower Nabs Farm Fresh Foods
Wildboarclough, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK Tel: 01260 227218

Lower Nabs Farm was built in 1649 although some buildings are even older than that. The Sharpleys have been tenants of Lord Derby since 1920 when they held the Crag Inn and Shutlingsloe Farm also in Wildboarclough.They took over at Lower Nabs in 1947 and in 1998 Carry Sharpley took over from her brother David when he emigrated with his family to Canada.

In August 1999, Carry married Andrew Brown and together they set about a programme of diversification. The Farm Shop has become an important part of that process and has become increasingly popular over the past few months. As its popularity grows, it is hoped to offer you the opportunity to order on-line. Watch this space!

The farm is situated in Wildboarclough, in the Peak District National Park, on the foothills of the Pennines.Close to the market towns of Macclesfield, Buxton, Leek and Congleton, the village is a popular stop for ramblers and day-trippers alike with its quaint pubs, many footpaths and local cafe by the stream.

Local folklore has it that the village was so named because the last really wild boar died in the area. Others say that the original name was Wild Bore Clough, and was given because the stream is subject to flash floods as happened in May 1989 and previously in 1932. The floods come without warning and cause devastation to the otherwise quiet and pretty village.

Wherever the name actually comes from however, wild boar certainly did roam the Royal Hunting Forests of Macclesfield until their domestication in the 17th century. Carry and Andrew have re-introduced wild boar to the farm and visitors to the shop are welcome to see these wonderful animals for themselves as well as the more traditional farm animals around the farmyard.