Goyt Valley walk 8: Shining Tor
Walk distance: 6 miles | Approximate time: 3 hours | Date recorded: July 2011
Walk description & directions
At just over six miles, this walk from Errwood Reservoir up to Shining Tor is one of the longest in the series. There are a few uphill slopes along the way, and a mile-long section across open moorland, but the rewards are some stunning panoramic views. Parts of the walk can get muddy, so walking boots are recommended.
The path leads along Foxlow Edge, then a short distance along the old Roman road known as The Street, before heading along the ridge line towards Shining Tor. The path from the Tor leads all the way back to the reservoir, but I enjoy taking a detour along the small footpath down Shooter’s Clough, and on to the ruins of Errwood Hall.
View on YouTube
I created a couple of YouTube videos of this walk. The first an animation of photos taken along the route. And the second a Google Earth ‘fly thru‘. Click either to play, and the expand button to view in full screen.