Shining Tor and Shutlingsloe from the Tors ridge - One I prepared earlier.
Distance:6.8 miles; Climb:1198'.
Time:3 hours 24 minutes; On the move walking average:2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.0 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn and Sue Powell.
What a superb day for walking, sunshine and wall to wall blue skies only disturbed occasionally by jet vapour trails. However once on the Tors ridge the cooling wind was a little stronger than expected 12 m.p.h. The views super throughout, a pity I had forgotten to charge the batteries for my camera! Considering that it was a Monday, it was surprising the number of people that we encountered on route, and they weren't all in the wrinklies class!
Lunch was taken in the shelter of the wall by the trig point on Shining Tor. The route along the Tors ridge is almost entirely paved now, including large stones bridging the most boggy ditches/channels, making this section a pleasant upward stroll. Even the stile on the summit of Shining Tor has been replaced by a gate, it's no wonder that this is a popular place for walkers.
Birds seen or heard today included:Red grouse, Pheasant, Raven, Meadow pipit and Kestrel.
After walk celebrations were enjoyed at the Forts of Bengal restaurant in Sale where Martyn tried Paneer Jalfrezie for the first time. I can certainly recommend this restaurant, one review I read claimed it to be the best Indian restaurant in Sale.