Wildboarclough claims to be where the last wild boar in England was killed. The village is now a quiet backwater, popular with visitors at weekends.
There was a carpet mill which used Clough Brook to power its machinery, but it was largely demolished. It once had the strange distinction of being the largest sub-Post Office in England. Below the mill the bridge bears a commemorative plaque to the flash flood of 1989, which drowned a motorist in his car.
Walkers come to ascend Shutlingsloe, the 'Matterhorn of Cheshire' - which rises 506 metres steeply to the west of the village. Nearby is Blaze Farm where ice cream is made straight from the cows.