Friday 29th May 2009
With a good forecast for the day John decided to take the day off and so we headed north for his first visit to Shutlingsloe and to explore a new approach to Shining Tor. It turned out to be a very hot day and definitely not the day to leave your cap in the car, as I did.
Start: Cat & Fiddle (SK 0011 7189)
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 718 metres Time Taken: 5 hours 40 mins
Terrain: Good paths.
Weather: Hot with the occasional breeze.
Pub visited: Cat & Fiddle Inn Ale Drunk: Robinsons' Unicorn
Looking towards Torgate Hill and
Macclesfield Forest. We will cross the
Shining Tor, the final summit of the day.
Leaving the main path and heading down into Danethorn Hollow.
Cumberland Brook runs down alongside the path.
Emerging from Danethorn Hollow with Shutlingsloe ahead.
Looking back to Danethorn Hollow and
The Roaches from Shutlingsloe's summit.
Shutlingsloe's summit trig. It was busy up
Tegg's Nose and Macclesfield Forest from Shutlingsloe.
Looking across High Moor to the transmitter on Croker Hill.
A surprise view of Tegg's Nose as we walk through Macclesfield Forest.
Shining Tor ...........
............... and Whetstone Ridge from close to Standing Stone car park.
As we leaned over the gate to admire the
view in the two photos
The church in the very small hamlet called Chapel House.
Heading down towards Lamaload Reservoir.
Looking across to Broad Moss from the
start of the climb to Shining Tor. At least that's what I think
Looking back down to Lamaload Reservoir from Andrew's Edge.
Shining Tor comes into view as we reach the top of Andrew's Edge.
Looking along The Tors to Cat's Tor.
The final steep climb of the day to the top of Shining Tor.
A very welcome bench at Shining Tor's
summit. We actually passed on stopping
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