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Shining Tor, Cats Tor & Foxlow Edge
Introduction to Walk 3510

Photo from the walk - Shining Tor, Cats Tor & Foxlow Edge

Nat Park - Peak District - Goyt Valley Lyme Park

County/Area - Derbyshire & Cheshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1350 feet / 409 metres

Time - 4 hours 50 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

The hills on the Derbyshire Cheshire boundary within the Peak District provide for some excellent walking. The Goyt Valley offers a good base for walking and provides the starting point for this walk. This route not only explores the main ridge between Shining Tor and Cats Tor but also traverses the length of the short but pleasant Foxlow Edge which lies between the main ridge and Errwood Reservoir. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2576
Fernilee Reservoir, Goyt Valley
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1092
0.5 miles / 0.8 km away
Taxal Edge, Jenkin Chapel & Pym Chair from Errwood
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1233
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Shining Tor & Windgather Rocks from Lamaload
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2527
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Kettleshulme & Taxal Edge from Lamaload
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1183
2.4 miles / 3.9 km away
Shining Tor & Axe Edge Moor
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1728
2.6 miles / 4.1 km away
Axe Edge Moor & Three Shires Head
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.2 miles / 11.7 km
Walk 3136
2.6 miles / 4.1 km away
Shining Tor & Goyt's Clough from Derbyshire Bridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.1 miles / 8.3 km
Walk 2635
3.1 miles / 4.9 km away
The edges of Combs Moss near Chapel-en-le-Frith
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1652
3.6 miles / 5.7 km away
Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2233
3.6 miles / 5.7 km away
Flash & Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km
Walk 3588
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Rainow Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

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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