Wednesday 6th February 2008

A walk to Tegg's Nose has been on my to do list since last year and with the promise of plenty of sunshine I headed out to Wildboarclough hopeful of a great day. I wasn't disappointed, for most of the day the sun shone and there was plenty of blue sky as well. Again there was plenty of trying out different settings on the camera but I think I have just about got the adjustments needed for the new lens sorted now.

Start: Clough House car park (SJ 9869 6988)

Route:

Clough House car park - Shutlingsloe (TP) - Macclesfield Forest - Ridgegate Reservoir - Bottoms Reservoir - Tegg's Nose - Macclesfiled Forest - Chapel Lane - Macclesfield Forest - Clough House car park

Distance: 9.5 miles     Ascent: 732 metres      Time Taken: 5 hours 15 mins

Terrain: Good paths, muddy in places. A short easy scramble onto Shutlingsloe.

Weather: Blue sky and sunshine.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>

 

Does she know what she is doing with that camera?' I think that's what they were saying. I certainly attracted the attention of these sheep at the start of the walk.

Danethorn Hollow

Looking across to Danethorn Hollow from the track to Shutlingsloe.

Shutlingsloe

Approaching Shutlingsloe.

Shutlingsloe's Trig

Looking along Shutlingsloe's summit to the trig.  Macclesfield Forest to the left and the Tors to the right.

Macclesfield Forest & Tegg's Nose

Looking across High Moor to Macclesfield Forest and Tegg's Nose.

Shining Tor & Cats Tor

Shining Tor and Cats Tor from the summit.

Croker Hill

The transmission tower on Croker Hill across High Moor.

Shutlingsloe

Shutlingsloe from High Moor.

High Moor

Heading towards Macclesfield Forest, Tegg's Nose behind.

Macclesfield Forest

Macclesfield Forest.

Tegg's Nose

Tegg's Nose across Ridgegate Reservoir.

Bottoms Reservoir

Reflections in Bottoms Reservoir.

Tegg's Nose

Tegg's Nose across Bottoms Reservoir.

Ridgegate Reservoir

The view across to Shutlingsloe from the steep climb up Tegg's Nose.

Macclesfield Forest

Not a bad spot for my lunch. Looking across to Macclesfield Forest  from Tegg's Nose with Whetstone Ridge on the horizon. 

Old quarrying machines on Tegg's Nose.

Tegg's Nose

Tegg's Nose.

Macclesfield Forest

Into the Macclesfield Forest again.

Cats Tor & Shining Tor

The Tors, from Chapel Lane, as I exited Macclesfield Forest.

Whetstone Ridge, but it's the cloud that grabbed my attention.

The lane back to the car park, nice and quiet and very scenic.

Previous walk Carl Wark Monday 4th February 2008 <> Next walk Stanton Moor Friday 8th February 2008

 

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