Shining Tor - Peak District Walk

Friday 13th January 2012

With a cool and clear day forecast I decided to make the most of the good conditions and head up north to the Goyt Valley an area I haven't visited in over a year. I was rewarded with great views, including an inversion in the distance, the first time I have seen one for myself.

Start: The Street car park (SK 0136 7566)

Route: The Street car park - Errwood Hall - Honeypot Shrine - Cats Tor - Shining Tor (CT) - Stake Side - The Street car park

Distance: 6.75 miles     Ascent: 364 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours 55 mins

Terrain: On good paths.

Weather: Clear and dry.

Pub Visited: The Wye Bridge Inn, Buxton    Ale Drunk: Shepherd Neame Spitfire

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Errwood Reservoir

Reflections in Errwood Reservoir.

Errwood Hall

Errwood Hall the home of the Grimshawe family. It was demolished when the reservoir was built.

Errwood Hall

What I assume is the Grimshawe family's crest.

Below Foxlow Edge

Walking below Foxlow Edge with The Tors ridge just visible to the left.

Honeypot Shrine

The Honeypot or Spanish Shrine. A tiny stone chapel built in memory of Dolores de Bergrin.

Honeypot Shrine

Inside the chapel.

Kinder Scout

Kinder Scout is visible as we head towards Pym Chair.

Combs Moss

Combs Moss.

Mam Tor

A distant Mam Tor.

Wild Moor

Looking across Foxlow Edge to Wild Moor.

The closest I've come to an inversion. If you look carefully to the very left of the photo you can just see the dish at Jodrell Bank appearing above the clouds. It's just a black speck on this photo but with binoculars it was quite distinctive.

Cats Tor

Cats Tor, with Windgather Rocks just visible behind.

The Tors

Looking back along The Tors.

The Tors

Stepping into Cheshire for this view of The Tors from Shining Tor.

Shining Tor trig

Shining Tor's trig and the highest point of Cheshire.

Errwood Reservoir

Back into Derbyshire and walking along Stake Side, with Errwood Reservoir below.

Foxlow Edge

Foxlow Edge (R) starts to glow as the sun descends.

Errwood Reservoir

A final view of Errwood Reservoir as we get closer to the valley floor.


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