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C Walk – Shining Tor

January 29 @ 9:45 am

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7 miles, moderate

Walk: Shining Tor and Errwood Hall (ruins)   Parking: Pyms Chair Car Park, High Peak  (free)   Meet: 9.45am  for 10am start

Directions: Follow the A6 to Disley. At the traffic lights turn right along the Old Buxton Road and after less than a mile take a right turn along Mudhurst Lane/Higher Lane. Follow this road for 3 miles and take a sharp left turn onto the B5470 towards Kettleshulme. Just before getting into the village turn sharp right down Side End Lane (signed for Goyt Valley/ Saltersford). Follow this lane for 2 miles and the car park will be on your left just before you get to the T junction at the end of the road.

Route Summary: We will walk over Cats Tor and up to the trig point at Shining Tor where we will have coffee. We will continue along the path which takes us gently down and then up onto the ridge for a while before descending quite steeply along a zig zag and rather stony path deep into the valley and towards Errwood Hall where we will have lunch. Crossing the river we will climb gently up to and along Foxlow Edge (passing St Joseph’s Shrine) and from there back onto The Street and along to the Car Park. The walk is around 6.5 miles (and can be extended to take in Errwood Reservoir if required) but does have a fair bit of ascent/descent. The paths are mostly good and the stretch up and over Shining Tor is paved which is excellent, if it is not frosty.