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Shining Tor

OS Grid ref:- SJ994737

Shining Tor, the highest point in the county of Cheshire, lies in the Peak District National Park, on the border between Derbyshire and Cheshire. The hill rises to 1, 834 feet (559 metres).

Some excellent views into Cheshire and Derbyshire may be had from its summit, to the south-west Shutlingsloe is visible, and on a clear day, Winter Hill in Lancashire, Manchester, Liverpool and much of the Cheshire Plain may be seen, including the radio telescopes at Jodrell Bank. The views into Wales include the hill of Moel Famau and in favourable conditions even Mount Snowdon.

There are a number of routes to the summit, one of the most popular is that which leads from the Goyt valley by Errwood reservoir. It can also be reached with less ascending from the Cat and Fiddle Inn.

A walk to Shining Tor from Errwood Reservoir