Burbage Edge & Shining Tor - 10th October 2009
Date 10th October 2009 Description Burbage Edge & Shining Tor
Start Point Derbyshire Bridge Peaks Climbed Burbage Edge 500m
Total Time 6hrs 45min   Shining Tor 559m
Walking Time 4hrs 30min    
Stopped Time 2hrs 15min      
Distance 11.90 miles    
Moving Average 2.8 mph Start Grid Ref SK 01842 71588 
Elevation at Start 418 metres Temperature 12-15°C
Total Ascent 660 metres Weather Cloud, mist & some sun
Max Elevation 559 metres Walking With OFC - 13 Walkers (inc me)

Derbyshire Bridge - Ravens Low Flat - Burbage Edge - Wildmoorstone Brook - Bunsal Cob - Errwood Reservoir - Shooters Clough - Errwood Hall - Spanish Shrine - Pym Chair - Cats Tor - Shining Tor - Stake Clough - Goyts Clough - Derbyshire Bridge

Burbage Edge & Shining Tor
By Neil Haslewood
10th October 2009

An OFC outing in the Peak District. Thirteen walkers started from Derbyshire Bridge car park above the Goyt Valley and headed for Burbage Edge. Then it was a descent down Wildmoorstone to Errwood Reservoir and the Goyt Valley. Lunchtime refreshments were had at Errwood Hall before continuing to the Spanish Shrine. Then it was Pym Chair, Cats Tor and Shining Tor before descending down Stake Clough to Goyts Clough and the road back to the car park at Derbyshire Bridge.

It was a great day full of laughter and enjoyment. The weather started with low cloud and mist but this soon cleared to give some great views. With only one shower of rain (waterproofs on for a very short time) and rest of the day was dry. We all had refreshments at the Cat and Fiddle Inn after the walk.

The walk was 11.90 miles with 660 metres of ascent and took 6 hours 45 minutes. A great and fun day was had by all.

Neil Haslewood
Peak and Fell Walking


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Reference Books Used

Maps Used
OL24 Explorer - The Peak District (White Peak Area)
Taking a photo of me taking a photo of Lorraine
Land Rover leaving Derbyshire Bridge
Walking away from Derbyshire Bridge
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Ian swerving to miss the pool
Enjoying the walk across the moorland
The mist is still around in the distance
Deviating from the main path
A bit boggy in places across Goyts Moss
The heading we take along Burbage Edge
Time for a breather
A misty Buxton and surroundings
John walks on ahead for Burbage Edge Trig Pillar
Burbage Edge Trig Pillar
We reach the Trig Pillar at Burbage Edge
The pillar is a handy elbow rest
Happiness at Burbage Edge Trig Pillar
... and again
A group photo at Burbage Edge Trig Pillar
Looking in all directions
Burbage Edge Trig Pillar
Burbage Edge Trig Pillar
Heading away from Burbage Edge Trig Pillar
Striding along on Burbage Edge
Negotiating a stile on Burbage Edge
... which is easier said than done!!
A very misty Burbage Edge
Dismantled Railway Tunnel Entrance
Hi Steve!!
Discussions near the Tunnel entrance
Wildmoorstone - that's the direction we take today. These red and white stripped tapes followed us for nearly the whole of our walk!!
Heading from Wildmoorstone
Happy walking!!
Down and down we go into Wildmoorstone
Ian "looking for cars" - but not many around here
One of the boards on the path to Goyt Valley
Descending along Wildmoorstone
More board walking!!
... and even more board walking!!
Bridge over Wildmoorstone Brook
Errwood Reservoir
All smiles just before our brief shower of rain
Errwood Reservoir
Errwood Reservoir Dam
Fernilee Reservoir
Errwood Reservoir from the Dam - very low water level
Errwood Reservoir
Errwood Reservoir
Shooters Clough Brook
Time for something to eat
Errwood Hall
Errwood Hall Ruins
Path below Foxlow Edge
Arriving at the Spanish Shrine
Spanish Shrine
Photographer at the Spanish Shrine
Nearly a "Bolt" stance
Crossing the road near Pym Chair
Stile near Pym Chair
Windgather Rocks
Leaving the road near Pym Chair
Blue skies above
The flagged path from Cats Tor
Looking back to Cats Tor
Shining Tor in the distance (and Shutlingsloe)
Looking back to Cats Tor
A peom on a bench at Shining Tor
The new "gate" at Shining Tor
Shining Tor Summit Trig Point
A photographer at Shining Tor
Approaching Shining Tor
Taking in the view at Shining Tor
Descending to Stake Clough
Dead wood near Goyts Clough
Nearing the car park at Derbyshire Bridge

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