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Name:Shining Tor
Hill number:2812
Height:559m / 1834ft
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU), Derbyshire (CoU)
County (CoA):Cheshire (CoA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top, Clem
Grid ref:SJ 99476 73744
Summit feature:grass mound 6m East of small gate
Col:323m  SK079787  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 118
(1:25k) OL24W
Observations:mound is 40cm higher than base of trig point 10m East at SJ 99464 73742
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Wall probably marks the county boundary, so the county top is the trig point rather than the summit mound
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  • Cheshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Cheshire East current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 709 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
7 hr circular walk and non-stop chat from Whaley Bridge with L, & John & Becks. 6 months worth of 'life during Covid' catching up to do. Below snakes the most dangerous road in Britain - the sinuous Cat and Fiddle moorland road linking Macclesfield and Buxton which particularly attracts motorbikers and boy racers- being the closest thing to a TT course in England, and has sadly claimed 250 lives or seriously injured in 9 years - 70% of them motorbikers. Speed limit now 50mph but 80mph+ is apparently common on the long sweeping open stretches. A popular tough cycle challenge as well -although the fear of meeting a motorbike tearing the other way cutting the corners must be a nagging worry.Chris Pearson20/06/2020
14.5km circular hike starting from free car park at SK 01345 75683. Up to Cats Tor and Shining Tor via Foxlow Edge and The Street. No access issues: thoroughly enjoyable walk in muggy/ changeable weather.hjb6816/06/2020
round walk from Errwood with Emholtsd24/05/2020
MC alone on route to Buxton. From the Cat and Fiddle in the last light of the day. Cold. Dry.Martin6604/03/2020
Started at errwood reservoir and headed straight for shining torr. Very impressive stone wall! Headed out towards windgather rocks before heading down through the woods to the river goyt. Had a great time in the sun, even though we didn't enjoy the wind 💨💨💨Nicky C01/03/2020
A lovely circular route up from Errwood reservoir in bright sunshine. Went anti-clockwise via Pym's Chair. Plenty of post-Christmas walkers at the summit. Fine views in all directions.andrewcoles30/12/2019
33km overnight camping route in persistent drizzle / rain for much of timeRobertP12/12/2019
Cats tor to Shinning Tor, back along the clough to the westByronHaywood10/11/2019
From lay-by next to The cat and Fiddle Inn, past Peak View teams rooms upto the SummitM6KIO30/08/2019
Weather rubbish however views were great !lizzy12/08/2019
Great views of Manchester and planes at airport.ironwolf05/08/2019
Parked at Pym Chair car park. Walked to Shining Tor. Than continued circular walk around Errwood Reservoir, Fernilee Reservoir, Yaxal and back to car park.TractorBoy30/06/2019
With Mark, Hannah and Housechild.Grinner29/06/2019
With E. Circular walk from Forestry Commission car park at Errwood Reservoir. Shining Tor > Cats Tor > Pym Chair > Windgather Rocks > Taxal Edge > Overton Hall Farm > Midshires Way past Normanwood, Oldfield, along forest road on W side of Fernlee Reservoir. Good walk although windy along ridge.Beeliner05/06/2019
with the dog from the road coming over cat tormy-list12/05/2019
Log date is when I recorded it. Done many times in the past.ijpowell27/04/2019
With Verityjthomson6nr918/04/2019
Whetstone Ridge > Shining Tor from GR: SK 00111 71894ronaldo33317/03/2019
Plenty of snow, very strong wind painful hailstones sandblasting my face! Walk with Ben. Visited the ruins of Errwood Hall.axoree08/03/2019
Parked at the minor road junction. Quick trip up and down the main path in the early morning murk. Saw a Cony with Mx.Play2End20/02/2019
Walked from Wildboarclough and combined with Shutingsloe. around 9 mile loop for these two good viewing points.D SID19/01/2019
Last Walk of 2018, 7m circular from Errwood Hall Car ParkJephcote8331/12/2018
From Errwood Hall car parkprwild30/12/2018
From Derbyshire Bridge via Stakeside, Shining Tor, Danebower Hollow, Cheeks Hill, then back via Tinkers Pit on a very wet and windy day.johnkenyon27/11/2018
From Pym Chair carpark via Cat’s Tor. Beautiful sunny day and first log on Hill-bagging!hannah&steven22/10/2018
From Pyms chair car park via Cats Tor in low cloud and drizzle. No visibility but paved path to follow to top. Trig and HP.PeterD05/10/2018
With RO Transitions group. From Grin Low via Turncliff, Brand Side, Axe Edge, Danebower. Then on to Shining Tor, back via track north of the A537 to Canholes.Owen B15/09/2018
from Errwood Reservoir via Shining Tor and Cats Tor to Windgatherer Rocks and backdavestillravin08/09/2018
From Cat and Fiddle then onto Cat's Tor.With Rosie. Initially misty and raining. Then just very breezyLongwojo27/08/2018
From Errwood Resevoir via Cats TorTyldesley Paul05/08/2018
Walk up Cheshire's highest point with Corrine.NottsOutdoorLad02/07/2018
First top of my hill bagging life! Nice short circuit starting at Pyms Chair via Thursbitch and back along Cats Torjkl25/06/2018
With CPgarth8724/06/2018
Fathers day with James,great daymike.gmh17/06/2018
Easy walk up from Pyms Chairjmistry8617/05/2018
Really hot dayEndurance Adventures05/05/2018
Parked south of Derbyshire Bridge. Through Goyt's Clough, Deep Clough and Stake Clough. Warm with unbroken sunshine all day! About 200m ascent.RoguePulsar20/04/2018
From Pym's Chair car park. Cats Tor and Shining Tor. Wet to start with but still some good views to be had.Alunrees3307/04/2018
From Errwood resv via Foxlow edge and Cats tor. Flagstones most of the way.. fine view. Returned via Errwood hall. Actually a decent wee round.stig_nest26/03/2018
Macc Handicap, with Talli & Co.Mountain Goat18/02/2018
After visiting Raw Head, The Cloud and Gun in rain and snow with 0 visibility the clouds cleared and we head glorious sunshine and views with a few inches of snow on the ground - about perfect. With Keith Foster from Cat & Fiddle. 2nd Ascent.IWC13/02/2018
From Derbyshire Bridge, Shining Tor and Cats Tor Loop.screeleep14/01/2018
2/4M from cat and fiddle A537 rain and cloudy no views.robertphillips04/11/2017
From Goyt valley with Rosemary and Penda, back via Errwood Hall. 5.5 miles, windy with showers but a great day out. Not many about up high.beorwulf04/10/2017
Cats Tor then on to Shining Tor from Pym's Chair CPCrib Goch28/08/2017
Hike with Caitlyn and Alex. Started from Derbyshire bridge car park followed road byside River Goyt then followed path to Shining Tor. Headed back to the carpak via Cat and Fiddle. 2.5 hrs walking time, weather was wet but not enough to be off putting.Pholmes08/08/2017
Very cold and windy for a July morning but at least there was no one about to bother me as I sat on the bench by the wall and enjoyed what warmth there was whilst the sun did it's best to come out.Alex C28/07/2017
Parked end of path just before pub. Track all the way. Mist above 500m, warm, slight breeze and drizzling.iangalbraith10/07/2017
From near Cat & Fiddle that is now closed. 1hour. Look out for Orchids on roadside & near summit.rogreeves16/06/2017
Easy walk along ridge from car park for cats torkeithelliott25/05/2017