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Shining Tor & Goyt's Clough from Derbyshire Bridge
Introduction to Walk 3136

Photo from the walk - Shining Tor & Goyt's Clough from Derbyshire Bridge

Nat Park - Peak District - Goyt Valley Lyme Park

County/Area - Derbyshire & Cheshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.1 miles / 8.3 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This Peak District walk visits the highest point in Cheshire at Shining Tor before crossing heather moorland to descend into Goyt's Clough and a return to the start. The route is easy to follow, rough underfoot in paces and offers excellent views to Shutlingsloe (Cheshire Matterhorn), Cat's Tor and the Errwood Reservoir. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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

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