logo Walking Britain

Shining Tor & Windgather Rocks from Lamaload
Introduction to Walk 1233

Photo from the walk - Shining Tor & Windgather Rocks from Lamaload

Nat Park - Peak District - Goyt Valley Lyme Park

County/Area - Cheshire & Derbyshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 1355 feet / 411 metres

Time - 5 hours 10 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Peak District walk visits the highest point in Cheshire, Shining Tor, and continues to Windgather Rocks, which are popular with climbers. Starting from Lamaload, this route offers varied content and some great views in the high moors of Cheshire and parts of Staffordshire. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

Maps Ordnance Survey Logo Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL24Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL24Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 118Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 118Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Walks from the same start

Walk 2527
Kettleshulme & Taxal Edge from Lamaload
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 3588
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Rainow Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1092
2.3 miles / 3.7 km away
Taxal Edge, Jenkin Chapel & Pym Chair from Errwood
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2576
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Fernilee Reservoir, Goyt Valley
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3510
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Shining Tor, Cats Tor & Foxlow Edge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1183
2.7 miles / 4.3 km away
Shining Tor & Axe Edge Moor
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 2605
2.7 miles / 4.4 km away
White Nancy & Saddle of Kerridge Nr Bollington
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2506
2.8 miles / 4.4 km away
Tegg's Nose from Trentabank
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2535
2.8 miles / 4.4 km away
Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloe
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1461
2.8 miles / 4.4 km away
Shutlingsloe from Trentabank
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Walk 1502
2.8 miles / 4.4 km away
Shutlingsloe, Cat & Fiddle and Macclesfield Forest
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Books & eBooks

White Peak Walks: The Southern Dales

White Peak Walks: The Southern DalesThis guide to walking the southern dales of the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park, between Ashbourne, Matlock, Buxton and Leek. 30 easy circular routes cross the high plateau and visit the dales, following the Dove, Manifold and Hamps rivers. One of two Cicerone guides to the White Peak.
More information

Dark Peak Walks

Dark Peak WalksGuidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.
More information

Map and Compass

Map and CompassAn instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

Facebook Twitter

Walking - Covid 19 update

Regular updates on how Covid 19 will impact on walking in the UK More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

Digital Mapping Guide

Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. Includes advice and useful links.