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Shining Tor from Errwood Reservoir

By Dave Roberts   

on February 14, 2015    5/5 (1)

Shining Tor from Errwood Reservoir

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5.71 km 269 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

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Shining Tor from Errwood Reservoir

Shining Tor is the highest point in Cheshire at 559m, and lies on the border with Derbyshire with extensive views as far as North Wales and The Wrekin.

This walk starts off from Errwood Reservoir between Buxton and Macclesfield, and you’re practically half way up before you start. Can easily be extended over to Cat’s Tor, or perhaps to the Cat and Fiddle pub, before returning to the start via Goyt’s Clough.

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Photo credit: Steve Worsethandetroit / Foter / CC BY-SA

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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