Shining Tor, Peak District

20 November 2004

On another beautiful November day, while Henry and Lucy were winning Best of Breed once more, Stephen and George went for a walk in the Peak District. Although it had been a cold morning in Enfield, there was no snow, and the amount we found up here was something of a surprise.

Errwood Reservoir

A panoramic shot of Errwood Reservoir in the Goyt valley

The sign posts us up the hill towards Cat and Fiddle

George enjoys his snow-bath!

George powers his way through a snowdrift

Looking back to Errwood Reservoir as we continue to follow the signs to Cat & Fiddle, now also signing Shining Tor

George charges through another snowdrift

Here we turn off the route to Cat & Fiddle to head to the summit of Shining Tor

Looking ahead to the summit of Shining Tor; the fence marks the boundary between Cheshire to the left and Derbyshire to the right

George sticks to the track in the snow

He is having fun, honestly

The summit trig point on Shining Tor (559m/1834ft above sea level)

Looking back towards the Goyt valley

The sign to Cat & Fiddle, with immediately above it the road over the pass

Stephen poses before we start back down

George posing too

Heading back

The peak of Shutlingsloe above Wildboarclough from Shining Tor

After this, the ice-balls growing on George's feet started to cause him discomfort. I kept removing them from under his pads, but those on his legs grew to the size of tennis balls

Looking to the transmitter mast at the top of the Cat & Fiddle pass

Heading back towards the Goyt

Errwood Reservoir


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