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Name:Cats Tor
Hill number:3640
Height:522m / 1713ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU), Derbyshire (CoU)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
Grid ref:SJ 99480 75901
Summit feature:small pile of stones
Col:484m  SJ997748  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 118
(1:25k) OL24W
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 346 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Cats tor to Shinning Tor, back along the clough to the westByronHaywood10/11/2019
Cats Tor from GR: SJ 99632 76675ronaldo33321/09/2019
Cats Tor from GR: SJ 99632 76675Hippster21/09/2019
Fictitious date. Climbed many times en route to Shining Tor and CAt & Fiddle.ijpowell01/09/2019
On route to Shining Tor.ironwolf05/08/2019
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
Along ridge from Shining Tor. Returned by Pym Chair and road to Lamaload Reservoir.Nick Caunt03/06/2019
with the dog from the road on route to shinning tormy-list12/05/2019
With Verityjthomson6nr919/04/2019
From Errwood Hall car park on way to Shining Torprwild30/12/2018
From Pym Chair carpark and on to Shining Tor. First log on Hill-bagging!hannah&steven22/10/2018
From Derbyshire Bridge, Shining Tor and Cats Tor Loop.screeleep14/10/2018
From Pyms Chair Car Park in low cloud and drizzle . Pile of stones over fence. on to Shining Tor.PeterD05/10/2018
from Errwood Reservoir via Shining Tor and Cats Tor to Windgatherer Rocks and backdavestillravin08/09/2018
Enjoyable evening saunter from Pym's Chair. The cairn is currently a sculpturally elegant balanced affair. Excellent view of Shutlingsloe's mini-Matterhorn profile.Nick Down101/09/2018
From Cat and Fiddle via Shining Tor.With Rosie.Longwojo27/08/2018
From Errwood ReservoirTyldesley Paul05/08/2018
Beautiful ridge walk in the summer heatjkl25/06/2018
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
KF Easy climb up from Pyms Chair car parking. Hail gave K snowdruff in his hair as the only person out not wearing a hat. F remembered his cat Big Chief.crazy01/04/2018
From Errwood resv via Foxlow edge which cant be much short of tump status. A pretty reasonable approach and a fair owd view.stig_nest26/03/2018
Clagged in, dusk, brisk cold wind, Snow on the ground. 560 double leaves from northern road (approx8-900 metres)vegibagger16/01/2018
Bright sunny winter day with freezing winds. Lamaload reservoir to Shining Tor, then along the ridge to Cat's Tor.Lazylizzie12/11/2017
After a superb sunset as we walked south from Windgather rocks, it was pitch black and raining by the time we reached this summit along a muddy path. There was a small cairn on the west side of the wall which appeared to be the high point. We then completed our 18 mile circular walk back to Whitehall for a pleasant meal at the Beehive pub, Combs.Denise 04/11/2017
Ascent on path along N ridge, 17:15 and dark, the lights of towns out to the NW. Cold NW wind and spells of rain. Descend NE down the heather moor was fine.RichardM04/11/2017
Cats Tor then on to Shining Tor from Pym's Chair CPCrib Goch28/08/2017
Quick stroll out from the northern car park. Very windyColin Crawford09/06/2017
From Errwood Hall car park and following on from Shining Tor. Some great views from the top of this one, including Kinder Scout.Stuzinho21/04/2017
Part of a walk along the Shining Tor ridge and the Thursbitch valleyhillexplorer08/02/2017
From the Car Park. Very foggyAlex1759506/02/2017
From layby to the north. Short stroll to summit stones.mart079704/02/2017
Parked at 'T' Junction SJ 99423 76684. Easy saunter to summit. Very foggy.David Evans30/01/2017
Parked at Pym's Chair car park. Good path to hp pleasant ridge with wide viewsCampbell Singer14/12/2016
Parked at 995768 then went past Howlersknowl and Thursbitch and up Shining Tor and round to Cats Tor. Hot sunshine and dog loved it, a great walk.John Eley31/10/2016
The third of three easy Dewey's from The Cat and Fiddle (currently closed) with Alfie.Dangerous Dave06/10/2016
Final top of the day on walk Cat and Fiddle to New Mills. Good ridge walk from Shining Tor. Navigation easy. Carried onto Windgather Rocks and Horwich End, and then the canal to New Mills.JOHNS19/08/2016
The only new hill for me in a 16 mile walk from Lyme Park taking in Shining Tor. At least I got to see some views this time - with Jan, Paul, John and Chris in glorious weather.Richard23/07/2016
En-route to Shining Tor. Pleasant hill in own right.Newton Maximus13/07/2016
Stone path from Shining Tordentalchimp03/07/2016
A short walk from Pym Chair where you can park easily. 25 minutes and 1.25 miles in sleet and snow on this solo trek.bolton28/04/2016
Easy walk from Cat & Fiddle along ridge from Shining Tortrimarc220/04/2016
Errwood-Shining Tor- Cats Tor a bit boggy but nothing major. 4 Curlew, 5 Grouse, 3 Raven, Meadow pipits.Kniverbee08/04/2016
Pym Chair car park at SJ99450 76772 (Space for 20+ cars) – A 15 minute walk to summit cairn which lies to the west of easily straddled fence. (S)gerrybowes30/03/2016
On a moorland walk from Whaley Bridge to Buxton. Dry and overcast.alistairpooler19/03/2016
A very snowy walk - parked at Pyms Chair - Cats Tor (Small Summit Cain) - Descend to Errwood Hall - Road and Riverside path to goyts Moss Quarry (very quiet only the 4 wheel drives can reach Errwood - Roads impassible to cars because of snow)- Over the stone footbridge - Berry Clough - Burbage Edge (and trig)- Dismantled Railway - Goyts Lane - Errwood Reservoir - The Street (sledgers in the gathering gloom) Pyms Chairbriandavies17/01/2016
15 mile circular re-bagging Burbage Edge, Cats Tor and Shining Tor and bagging Whetstone Ridge for the first time.DanTrig10/05/2015
11/11 Last of long day, short walk up from car park to top which is just over wall and fence (small cairn)Fergalh04/05/2015
On MACH4 race with ZoeJim T12/04/2015
Shining Tor and Cats Tor from Cat & Fiddle, then back and quickly across to Whetstone Ridge on the way back - this one doesn't appear to have any path leading to it although a route across from the main footpath is shown on the map, hard going when there has been recent rainthe_adam02/04/2015