Shining Tor - Peak District Walk

Saturday 10th October 2009

I was joined today by 12 members of the OFC for a walk around the Goyt Valley. Given that the previous two OFC walks I had organised had been done with no views and lots of rain I was surprised so many people actually wanted to join me for another walk. We set out in mist, which started to clear as we approached Burbage Edge and although one brief shower had us hurriedly putting on our waterproofs, by the time we reached The Tors the sun was out and we were trying to decide if it was Wales we could see in the distance.

Start: Derbyshire Bridge car park (SK 0182 7158)

Route: Derbyshire Bridge car park - Burbage Edge (TP) - Wildmoorstone Brook - Bunsal Cob - Errwood Reservoir - Errwood Hall - Pym Chair - Cats Tor - Shining Tor (CT) - Goyt's Clough - Derbyshire Bridge car park

Distance: 12 miles     Ascent: 663 metres      Time Taken: 6 hours 45 mins

Terrain: Good paths.

Weather: Mist to start which cleared to sunshine in the afternoon.

Pub Visited: Cat & Fiddle Inn    Ale Drunk: Robinson's Wags to Witches

Route Map >>


As we set off some 'Off-Roaders' overtake us.

Goyt's Moss

Looking across Goyt's Moss towards The Tors, which are lost in the mist.


As we approach Burbage Edge the views improve with blue sky appearing over Buxton.

Burbage Edge trig

Most of the group at Burbage Edge's trig. L-R: Kev, Ian, Sue, Keith, Simon, Lorraine, Chris, Lin, Steve, Megan (the dog) and Les.

Burbage Edge trig

John looks towards Combs Moss as the cloud starts to lift.

Wild Moor & Wildmoorstone

Looking across Wild Moor towards Wildmoorstone, the clough we would follow down to Errwood Reservoir.

Combs Moss

Combs Moss across Watford Moor.

Burbage Edge

Looking back to Burbage Edge as the mist swirls around it again.


We crossed the old railway line as we headed down Wildmoorstone.


Sunshine on Stake Side as we continue down Wildmoorstone.


The narrow path means we are soon spread out.

Stake Side

Looking across Errwood Reservoir to Stake Side.

Errwood Reservoir

Wild Moor and Goyt's Moss across Errwood Reservoir.

Errwood Hall

Errwood Hall, which was home to the Grimshawe family until the reservoir was built in the 1930's

Shrine to Miss Delores

The Spanish Shrine which was built by the family in memory of their companion Miss Delores.


Inside the shrine.

Foxlow Edge

Looking back to Foxlow Edge with The Tors, on the right, now clear of cloud.

Combs Moss

Combs Moss from Pym Chair.

The Great Ridge

Sunshine lights up the Mam Tor Ridge.

Wild Moor & Goyt's Moss

Burbage Edge is clear of cloud now.

Shining Tor

The route to Shining Tor.


Shutlingsloe from Shining Tor.

Shining Tor

Looking back to Shining Tor as Megan tries to add to the group by 'rounding up' the youngsters doing D of E.

Axe Edge

Axe Edge across Berry Clough.

Errwood Reservoir

A final look at Errwood Reservoir as we head down to Goyt's Clough.


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