Walk Report: Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor

Date: 4th Apr 2009
Stats: 14.0 miles, 3000 feet
Weather: Low cloud and mist to begin, warming nicely and clearing as the walk went on
Trig Points: 3: TP5970 – Shutlingsloe, TP7177 – Cat and Fiddle, TP5950 – Shining Tor
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: Roadside parking by Ridgegate Reservoir, toilets appear to be closed now
Summary: Ridgegate Res, Macc Forest, Shutligsloe, Cumberland Brook, Cat & Fiddle, Shining Tor, Lamaload Res, Walker Barn, Macc Forest, Ridgegate Reservoir


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point

A familiar walk for me – one I could do with my eyes shut or in the worst fog and mist. It doesn’t require any prep at all, which is why it’s so easy to do at short notice or when I just want to stretch my legs for a lone one.

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
First car on the roadside car park at Ridgegate Reservoir

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
New roadside path gives access to the lane now…..

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
And new gates and paths lead to the car park at Trentabank Reservoir too

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
Rather misty walk up to Shutlingsloe

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
No views from the summit today

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
Crag Hall

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
Looking up Cumberland Brook from Clough House

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
Waterfall in Cumberland Brook

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
Heading for the Cat & Fiddle – well signed around here isn’t it!

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
Shutlingsloe, now clear of mist and looking splendid – the BT tower on Sutton Common beyond it.

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
The Cat & Fiddle

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
Looking along The Tors to Cats Tor

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
The unmistakable shape of Lamaload Reservoir

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
Lucky Angler landing his fish in Lamaload

Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor
Looking across Macc Forest to Shutlingsloe – looks like I started about 2 hours too early today

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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