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Shining Tor
559m (1835ft)

The White Peak Area, The Peak District, Cheshire, England

Shining Tor is the highest point in the county of Cheshire.

The summit of Shining Tor is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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English Dewey
54th highest in England,
124th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
59th highest in England,
851st highest in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk Shining Tor walking UK Mountains in The White Peak Area The Peak District National Park Cheshire Derbyshire   England

The view from the summit of Shining Tor

Photo: Rachael Barber

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The Peak District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL24 The Peak District - White Peak area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

118 Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Shining Tor Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Shining Tor

Darin Torrance walked up Shining Tor on October 23rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Lamaload [with] Moose [weather] Humid foggy - 7 mile circular walk

Neall Garrad climbed Shining Tor on January 26th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Gradbach, via Shutlingsloe & Shining Tor & back to Gradbach. [with] WWESU Explorers [weather] Mixed

Patrick Molloy bagged Shining Tor on September 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Pym's Chair. Via Cat's Tor [with] Nadia & Baz [weather] Partial Sun Warm

Wendy Nield hiked Shining Tor on April 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] 6.75 mile circular walk from Errwood Hall car park also bagging Cats Tor. [with] Hillbilly Baggers [weather] Mainly cloudy with sunny spells & snow flurries !! - Saw numerous Skylarks & heard a cuckoo.

Angela Haworth summited Shining Tor on June 22nd, 2020 [from/via/route] Errwood Hall - Shooter's Clough - Shining Tor - Cats Tor - Foxlow Edge - Errwood Hall [with] companion [weather] warm & sunny

Tracy Hudson conquered Shining Tor on November 7th, 2020 [weather] Sunny

John Bramwell scaled Shining Tor on September 23rd, 2020 [from/via/route] From Errwood Hall & on to Cats Tor & Foxlow Edge [with] Alone [weather] Cloudy & light rain - poor visibility

Sharron Barker walked up Shining Tor on May 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] LAMALOAD RESERVOIR [weather] SUN

Christine Shepherd climbed Shining Tor on March 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked from Lamaload Reservoir using walk ch157. [with] On my own [weather] Cloudy & rainy with occasional hail, cloud did clear occasionally to see the views. - Once I had found Lamaload Reservoir, (rely on a map not a sat nav!), the route was clear & easy to follow. I am sure there would be wonderful views throughout this walk on a clear day.

Lucy Perchard bagged Shining Tor on February 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] walk up from Goyt Valley to Shining Tor, Cats Tor, Pym Chair & Wingather Rocks [with] Tony [weather] Mostly cloudy & quite windy - Lovely winter walk

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Shining Tor

Shining Tor summit Trig Point

Shining Tor summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (739)

Looking down onto Lamaload Reservoir from Shining Tor

Looking down onto Lamaload Reservoir from Shining Tor

Photo: Amanda Jones (1)

On the summit of Shining Tor

On the summit of Shining Tor

Photo: Christine Shepherd (740)

Kinder Scout from Shining Tor

Kinder Scout from Shining Tor

Photo: Paul Brierley (2)

Cats Tor from Shining Tor

Cats Tor from Shining Tor

Photo: Peter Wood (1)

Looking South to Shutlingsloe from the summit of Shining Tor

Looking South to Shutlingsloe from the summit of Shining Tor

Photo: Rachael Barber (1)

Macclesfield Forest (left) and Shining Tor (centre left - on the horizon) from a rather misty Shutlingsloe summit

Macclesfield Forest (left) and Shining Tor (centre left - on the horizon) from a rather misty Shutlingsloe summit

Photo: Tim Hope (19)


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