From the summit of Shining Tor, the highest point in Cheshire, there's a panorama from Wales to the Peak District. But this walk deserves to be better known for here are places so quiet that even the sheep seem surprised to see you.
LOCATION: 4 miles north-east of Macclesfield
START: Lamaload Reservoir car park, near Saltersford.
Grid ref: SJ975753 Postcode: SK105XJ
DISTANCE: 7.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate, with a steep climb
TIME: 5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Peak View open Thurs to Sun, or detour to the Cat & Fiddle or Stanley Arms
EN ROUTE: Torgate Farm, Shooters Clough, Chest Hollow, Balgrave Farm
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News